'They need help' - Warnock delivers 'danger' warning to shorthanded Burnley

Stephen Warnock has claimed that Burnley could “in danger” of succumbing to a relegation battle this season if they don’t bolster their squad in January.
Sean Dyche. (Photo by Molly Darlington - Pool/Getty Images)Sean Dyche. (Photo by Molly Darlington - Pool/Getty Images)
Sean Dyche. (Photo by Molly Darlington - Pool/Getty Images)

The Clarets are currently 17th in the Premier League table, two points clear of the drop zone, but suffered a 1-0 defeat to Leeds United on Sunday and face a clash against bottom side Sheffield United on Tuesday.

A high-profile takeover from American investors ALK Capital is understood to be imminent at Turf Moor, but with Sean Dyche having to call on a number of young players to fill out his nine-man bench over the weekend, pundit Warnock has argued that it is imperative that any potential new owners give the manager money to spend in the upcoming January transfer window.

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Speaking on Sky Sports’ Football Show, he said: “They need bodies. They need help.

"They need options. The bench yesterday was littered with youngsters. They don’t have that experience.

"What we do know about Sean Dyche is that he likes experienced players.

"He likes to have players who have played in the Premier League before, or played in the top leagues with vast experience. Players who he knows can come in, understand the system very, very simply, extremely hard-working, and that is what they need to add to the squad in January, if he is given the funds.

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"If he doesn’t get the funds, and he doesn’t add to his squad, I do think they’re in danger because they don’t have enough goals in the team.”