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Injuries made the victory bitter for Sean Dyche

Tue 22 December 2020 | 12:09

Goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood secured a 2-1 victory over Wolves for Burnley, but fear of a setback is looming as Brady feeling and McNeil were substituted because of injuries during the second half.

McNeil

made his 70th-successive Premier League appearance for

Burnley

, but that could run to an end as he picked up a tight groin against

Wolves

.

“Robbie we got off straight away, he felt a tweak in his hamstring which he had a couple of weeks ago,”

Dyche said

.

“Dwight said his groin was tight in the first half but that he would be fine to get through it – but in the end he had to come off.

“That is a little bit more worrying so we will have to wait and see. It is not ideal with Johann (Berg Gudmundsson) still recovering.

“We will just have to wait and see if they are ready.”

Monday’s victory was the first game in which

Burnley

had scored more than a single goal at home since February and lifted the Clarets three points clear of the bottom three. The manager says he is more concerned with the performances than the standings.

“I don’t stare at the table, it’s the end of the season when it counts,”

he said

.

“Of course you know where you are, you want to be in a healthy position and we’re beginning to earn the right.

“I did say our squad has been stretched for a long time, and we’ve got players back fit, and I know there’s no guarantee, but it gives you a better chance.

“We’ve got key players and players who have done really well here fit, and truly match fit and we’re getting there.

“If you have your players fit and active, it gives you a better chance.”

Wolves

have lost four games out of their last seven games as they fell to the second half of the table after last night’s defeat. In his post-match interview,

Nuno Espirito

attacked the referee,

Lee Mason

, because of his judgments. Although

Wolves

are struggling in the absence of Raul

Jimenez

, the Portuguese manager was happy with the performances of his younger player as

Fabio Silva

became Wolves’ youngest ever Premier League goalscorer at the age of 18 years and 155 days.

“I think (Otasowie) did well,”

Nuno said

. “He is a young player taking his first steps playing at a high level of competition and I think he handled himself well.

“There are plenty of aspects we have to improve but he has lots of talent.

“The positives from the game are that the young players are starting to grow and play in such a hard competition.

“This moment for Fabio was important that he gained a penalty and scored it – it’s good for his confidence.”


source: SportMob

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