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Dyche backs Burnley new-boy

6th August 2019, 12:53 by Gareth Freeman

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says Bailey Peacock-Farrell will have to wait for his chance and he has a plan for the young keeper.

The Clarets paid £2.5million to land the 22-year-old shot-stopper from Leeds United on Friday after selling Tom Heaton to Aston Villa.

Nick Pope seems set to be Burnley's first choice going into the new campaign, with Joe Hart also an option.

Manager Dyche isn't expecting Peacock-Farrell to challenge for a starting spot immediately although he feels the Clarets can fast-track his development under goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer.

"He's a young keeper learning - there's a lot more to go with him, Billy's done a lot of good work with the keepers, and they've paid him back with growing performance levels, and I hope he matures into a very good keeper, which I think he will," Dyche told the Burnley Express.

"He's been in the building a couple of days and has a really good manner about him, and he'll probably look at the pathway of people like Popey and think 'that's the trajectory I want to be on', so we'll see how he goes, but we like what we see.

"I've only spoken to him a couple of times but I think he's got a maturity about him, centre-halves have it as well, it's a longer-term development plan, and he sees that because he will develop here."

Dyche may view Peacock-Farrell as his third-choice keeper going into the new season but would have no problem calling on the youngster if required.

He added: "I must make it clear, we have a plan for Bailey, but that plan can change very quickly, you get an injury etc, so I said to be aware of that.

"We'll fast-track him to fitness to make sure he is ready, but also be aware there's a longer-term thinking behind him being here.

"He's hungry and my first impressions are he's a proper young man who wants to be a good professional and learn, which is great."

Peacock-Farrell managed 41 appearances in total for Leeds and started last season as their first choice before he lost his place to Kiko Casilla in January.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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