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Dyche happy with Crouch's impact

12th April 2019, 15:31 by Tom Hill

Burnley coach Sean Dyche believes Peter Crouch could sign a new contract despite suffering a potential season-ending injury.

The former England international looks set to miss the rest of the campaign after appendix surgery.

Crouch only joined the club in January and put pen to paper on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The 38-year-old has yet to start a game for the Clarets but he has played 73 minutes of football during five substitute appearances.

Dyche admits he has been impressed by the impact he has made and he also claims Crouch has made a huge difference around the training ground due to his professional attitude.

He told the Burnley Express: "He was getting his teeth really into it, I thought he was coming on and being very effective in games. It was a real blow for him, but we'll worry about all the rest of it as time goes by.

"He's certainly done enough to be on our thinking about what he can do, the biggest thing for me, and I said it when he came in, was the desire, the edge players play with, and he's certainly shown that.

"He's come on and affected games, and worked hard to affect games, and you can see he has the competitive edge it takes to stay at the top level of anything.

"If that goes, you can see it, and he's definitely still got that."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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