Sean Dyche has heaped praises on Joe Hart as the manager feels the goalkeeper has shown exemplary commitment since arriving at Turf Moor this summer.
Following an injury to Nick Pope in the Europa League qualifiers, bringing a keeper was Burnley’s major priority and they brought in Hart on an emergency basis. Since then the 31 year old has been an ever present in the Clarets goal.
Dyche’s decision to roping him in raised a few eyebrows but the player has proved his mettle in the Premier League once again after having spent more than a decade at Manchester City.
The English international had a couple of productive spell with Torino and West Ham United but none of the clubs were ready to show faith in him after his on and off form. But Dyche thinks Hart has been quite exceptional for his team so far.
“I think he maybe needed a base again. Going on loan is a different thing, it can work magnificently or be a real challenge
“I can assure you one thing, he didn’t come for the money. He wanted to play, to test himself with a different kind of group.
“He walked in with open eyes and he knows it’s not a walk in the park. He’s taken on the challenge and I think he’s enjoying it.”
“When I spoke to him about coming in I said he’d be free to play,
“He had a start due to injuries that we had but there’s a big demand here, there’s a group of goalkeepers who are demanding and he’s risen to that.
“He’s a quality goalkeeper, but so are Tom Heaton, Nick Pope, Adam Legzdins and Anders Lindegaard.”