Burnley to be with out skipper Ben Mee for Manchester Metropolis conflict after testing constructive for Covid-19 – with boss Sean Dyche claiming the defender is ‘effective’ and is an remoted case at Turf Moor
- Ben Mee will likely be sidelined for not less than Burnley’s away journey to Manchester Metropolis
- Defender is probably going to get replaced within the aspect by summer time signing Nathan Collins
- Supervisor Sean Dyche nonetheless stays coy on the way forward for James Tarkowski
- Burnley defender has been recognized as a possible switch goal for Newcastle
Clarets boss Sean Dyche mentioned the 32-year-old defender was ‘effective’ and it was an remoted case, however it isn’t clear when Mee will likely be accessible once more.
Dyche declined to disclose what proportion of his squad are vaccinated and he’ll proceed to go away that call as much as particular person gamers.
After testing constructive for Covid-19, Ben Mee has been dominated out of motion for Burnley
He mentioned: ‘Everybody’s at liberty to resolve what they want to resolve. I am double vaccinated, all of my workers so far as I do know are. I’ve received my youngsters double vaccinated, my household double vaccinated. I would advocate it however that is a private alternative. I can not pressure something on anybody else.’
Mee’s absence is prone to imply one other likelihood for summer time signing Nathan Collins, who stepped in for the final recreation towards Norwich two weeks in the past after the skipper picked up a knock.
Collins joined the Clarets from Stoke in June and has to this point made three appearances, two of which got here within the Carabao Cup.
A Premier League date with Metropolis is actually a step up however Dyche has been impressed with the 20-year-old’s growth to this point, saying: ‘Nathan performed the final recreation and we thought he did a very good job. That is what we introduced him right here to do.
In opposition to Manchester Metropolis he’ll possible get replaced by summer time signing Nathan Collins
‘His method across the coaching floor, his professionalism, the way in which he goes about it, is great. He is actually moulding himself into what’s wanted to be a participant within the Premier League.
‘Enjoying can solely improve that. He is made an honest begin within the cup recreation, he performed effectively towards Norwich, though I assumed Tarky (James Tarkowski) was excellent towards Norwich and I am nonetheless rubbing my head to know why he is not across the England set-up not less than.
‘He (Collins) is delivering in coaching and I feel he is received an actual intent to be taught and to enhance, and I’ve loved that. If he performs on Saturday, everyone knows it is very powerful enjoying towards Man Metropolis however that is the way you be taught, the way you enhance, enjoying towards the perfect.’
Mee and Tarkowski have been a fixture on the again for Burnley in current seasons and Dyche has little question Collins would profit from having such an skilled associate if he performs on Saturday.
Supervisor Sean Dyche revealed that Collins was ‘effective’ and was simply an remoted case on the membership
‘I feel it is useful,’ mentioned the Burnley boss. ‘Tarky’s grow to be a really rounded skilled, I feel he is been wonderful for us this season. If I used to be a barely fitter youthful man, I would actually be pondering I might really feel relaxed going out on a soccer pitch with him as my associate.’
This week’s takeover at Newcastle prompted hypothesis linking the Magpies with a transfer for Tarkowski, who seems set to run down the ultimate season of his contract.
Dyche sidestepped the difficulty, saying solely: ‘I can see him persevering with to be skilled and dedicated and talking to me when he must.’
One other summer time signing could possibly be concerned within the squad, with full-back Connor Roberts having began Wales’ victory over Estonia in midweek.
Dyche although remained coy on the Burnley way forward for star defender James Tarkowski
That call prompted raised eyebrows from Dyche, and Roberts is prone to have to attend a bit longer to be within the image for a beginning berth at Burnley.
‘I felt it was a bit untimely to start out him within the recreation however he got here via it effectively in order that’s no drawback,’ mentioned Dyche.
‘He is educated in the present day so no results of that. He nonetheless wants extra recreation time for me, he is been out for a fairly an extended whereas. We’ll most likely attempt to get him concerned in and round it as a result of that is an necessary a part of his settling interval.
‘We’re nonetheless studying about Connor as a result of he is hardly performed any soccer. We do imagine in him, fairly clearly, that is why we introduced him right here however we have got two very, very sturdy full-backs.’
Maxwel Cornet has recovered from his hamstring drawback however Matej Vydra and Charlie Taylor are each doubts.