Burnley boss Dyche able to strenghen

MONEY AVAILABLE: Clarets co-chairman Mike Garlick, pictured, right, with fellow chairman John Banaszkiewicz
MONEY AVAILABLE: Clarets co-chairman Mike Garlick, pictured, right, with fellow chairman John Banaszkiewicz

Clarets boss Sean Dyche will be given funds to strengthen his squad at Turf Moor this summer, despite the onset of the Financial Fair Play rules.

But co-chairman Mike Garlick feels the club can also unearth some bargains as clubs struggle to cut their cloth accordingly.

Burnley have pared down their wage bill ahead of FFP - which has been put in place to ensure Championship clubs do not spend more than they earn so that they become self-sustainable - with the possibility of fines and a transfer embargo for failing to follow the guidelines.

That may mean clubs being forced to cut their losses on players, and Garlick said of Burnley’s transfer plans: “If Sean wants to sign players and there are fees involved there’s money available. But we probably won’t need them.

“With the FFP rules for next season, we are totally compliant with those, but there are quite a lot of clubs in the division who won’t be and they will have to release players, so there will be quality players available and we won’t have to pay fees for them.”

Ross Wallace and Dean Marney have taken pay cuts to stay at Turf Moor, and Garlick added: “There may be pay cuts or clubs might just say they have got to release players to be compliant with FFP.

“If we’ve got to wait for the right people, then we will.”

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