Sean Dyche offers injury update on eight Burnley gamers ahead of Guy Utd clash
Burnley supervisor Sean Dyche has confirmed Nick Pope will be fit to deal with Manchester United at Turf Moor tomorrow night despite an ankle injury that forced him out of the FA Cup win over MK Dons.
A host of first-team players were missing out on from Saturday’s win on charges amid fears of a Covid-19 break out amongst the squad and a handful of knocks.
Speaking in his interview this morning, Dyche exposed Pope was fit to deal with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, prior to going through the lengthy injury list.
” He rolled his ankle on Friday but it wasn’t a severe one. He could have in theory have begun the game at the weekend however we bewared,” the manager said when quizzed on his goalkeeper’s schedule.
However it was a mixed Clarets injury bulletin, with Charlie Taylor, Dwight McNeil and Jay Rodriguez all still considered ‘touch and go’ according to the supervisor.
” A few of the gamers are desperate to return out there and in some cases we have to phone on that,” he discussed.
” We will take a look at that today and it is comparable for the three of them.”
Centre-back Kevin Long rolled his ankle in training recently and Dyche says they were ‘waiting on news’ regarding his availability.
Midfield duo Josh Brownhill and Ashley Westwood also didn’t feature in the third-round tie, along with back-up goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and young protector Jimmy Dunne.
On the quartet, Dyche told press reporters they were ‘extremely hopeful,’ revealing Covid-19 has indeed impacted a few of them.
” A couple of Covids in there and a couple of precautions,” Dyche added.
” We will wait and see if they are readily available.”
On the coronavirus circumstance at the club, he continued: “They [the gamers] have actually been double evaluated so hopefully, we will have individuals offered.”
” The only problem we have, which many will, is that we will have gamers coming out of a 10-day lockdown duration as such and then going straight into video games.”