Dyche philosophical about Barton's Rangers move
Championship winner Joey Barton is expected to come up against the Clarets at Ibrox tomorrow.
Barton made 38 appearances last season as Burnley won the title, winning a place in the PFA Championship team of the year and the official Burnley player of the year award.
But at the end of the season he was tempted by a two-year deal at Rangers, and boss Sean Dyche is philosophical about it all: “He made a decision, simple as that. “He spoke to me about it.
“It was a different life change and experience, in what probably are the last couple of years of his career.
“He loved it here and we totally enjoyed having him here.”
Barton became a huge crowd favourite during his brief stay at Turf Moor, and Dyche added: “He was well thought of.
“We loved what he did and he loved being here.
“It was just a connection that was made between us as staff and his fellow players, and the crowd.
“In a weird way, it’s just the way it was, him leaving for a new challenge, just one of those things.”