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Dyche pleased with McNeil management

3rd April 2019, 10:35 by Jack Ogalbe

Sean Dyche believes he and his Burnley staff got their timing right when introducing Dwight McNeil into the first team.

The 19-year-old had been in the picture for a while due to his performances through the age grades but had to wait until the end of December for his first Premier League start.

McNeil has since gone from strength-to-strength and netted in the club's last two games - the 2-1 defeat to Leicester and the 2-0 win over Wolves.

In amongst that he also featured for England's Under-20s and after nurturing him through the club's ranks, Dyche believes he was brought into the senior fold at the perfect time.

"It's his first half-a-season but he's going very well," he said. "Myself and my staff were looking at him earlier on in the season and it was all about the timing of it. I thought the freshness of a young player was needed when I changed it.

"He's definitely played his part in how we've started to turn things around.

"He'll grow, he'll mature and I hope he'll carry on progressing because he is some player for a 19-year-old."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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