Sean Dyche has provided updates on the injured players at Burnley.
He has said Robbie Brady and Stephen Ward are close to returning to action.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has provided information about the injured players in his side including Robbie Brady and Stephen Ward. He has said that he is hopeful that Brady might return to action against Huddersfield Town. However, Ward might have to wait for his turn to return to the pitch. While the former is recovering from a hip injury, the latter has been away from action since October following a knee surgery.
Speaking to the media, Dyche said, “Robbie’s got a chance, Steven [Defour] I don’t think will. Wardy is getting closer, but needs match time.”
He added, “Steven’s not really serious, it’s just making sure, to make sure he comes back. Robbie’s has just been a knock, a very slight tear in his hip abductor, it just needing settling down, but he’s been back on the grass training and he’s clear at the moment, so he’s got a chance of coming back into the thinking.”
Speaking about Burnley’s battle to stay afloat in the Premier League, Dyche said, “At the half-way stage of a season you reflect and make sense of it. We had a meeting the other day, and just said, ‘Right, here we are, this is the reality’. We’re not renowned for doing BS, we make sure the players know in real terms the challenge that’s in front of us, and then how can we affect that challenge? We shared a few views on it, picked a team, and then showed they were willing to take the challenge on, because that was a performance full of endeavour, fight and quality, that underbelly of a real team that can be effective.”