'Worrying' - Dyche gives update on major double injury blow ahead of Leeds clash
Burnley manager Sean Dyche says the injuries to both Dwight McNeil and Robbie Brady are ‘worrying’ as they prepare to face Leeds United.
Both players were forced off with injuries during their 2-1 win against Wolves on Monday night.
Speaking to reporters after the game, as reported by the News and Star, Dyche was unable to confirm if both players would be fit to face Leeds: “Robbie we got off straight away, he felt a tweak in his hamstring which he had a couple of weeks ago.
“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.”
Burnley travel to Elland Road on Sunday, with the Whites looking to get back on track after a humbling 6-2 defeat away to Manchester United.
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A win for the away side on Sunday would take them to within a point of Marcelo Bielsa’s side, while Leeds could edge closer to the top half of the table.
McNeil a huge miss for Burnley
If Burnley are to come into the game without McNeil, it would come as a huge blow to Dyche’s side.
The winger is arguably the club’s most creative and attacking player, so arriving at Elland Road without him would seriously weaken their options going forward.
He has been ever-present for Burnley this season, featuring in all 13 of their Premier League games so far.
Being an attacker in this current Burnley squad can often be something of a thankless task, but Jamie Redknapp has previously tipped McNeil for a move to a top-six team, such is his quality.
When a move to Leicester was mooted over the summer, it was no surprise to see talk of a £40million valuation on Burnley’s part, which shows just how valuable he is to the Clarets.
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