Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche has garnered a reputation as something of a pragmatist during his stint with the club.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 8:51 am

Despite working on a limited budget for much of his time at Turf Moor, the Clarets boss has turned his side into Premier League regulars, and looks intent on using those skills again this summer to help bolster his squad.

Speaking recently, he said: "We're always open-minded - if we have to shuffle the pack, we would.

"We need quality, everyone knows that, we sometimes develop it here, and we have done, but we need to find the right blend.

"If we can recruit, can we find the right blend, can someone affect us immediately, push for a first team slot straight away and have that demand? Possibly players who could grow into that, where we've done well over a number of years, players who have to sit tight for a number of months, then come into the reckoning.

"Finding that balance all across different areas of the pitch and keeping our eyes and ears open, the little snippets you get in football.

"We're hopeful we'll have a little more stretch in the finances this summer though, we'll see."

Burnley finished 17th in the Premier League last season, and while avoiding the drop is definitely worthy of praise, both Dyche and the club’s fanbase will be eager to see the Clarets pull themselves up the table when things get back underway later in the year.

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