Dyche admits to ‘Vyds’ and ‘Jay-Rod’ Burnley dilemma

Date published: Thursday 27th February 2020 2:41

Burnley boss Sean Dyche faces a selection dilemma for Saturday’s Premier League game at Newcastle after confirming striker Chris Wood is fit.

Wood, who is the club’s top goalscorer this season, missed last week’s home win against Bournemouth due to a hamstring strain and in his absence Matej Vydra struck his second goal in as many matches.

“Wood is certainly fit, so he comes back into the thinking,” Dyche said. “But Vyds and Jay-Rod (Jay Rodriguez) the last couple of games have certainly laid down a marker.”

Wood has scored 10 league goals this season, while Vydra made his first Premier League start since November 2018 against Bournemouth.

Fellow striker Ashley Barnes is working his way back from a hernia operation.

Dyche also confirmed that midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, has suffered a minor setback in his recovery and will not feature at St James’ Park.

 

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