English Premiership

Dyche: EPL experience doing wonders for Keane

2016-10-20 16:15
Michael Keane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been impressed with the progress Michael Keane has shown, and credits his exposure to the Premier League as the main cause.

Keane has become a key member for the Clarets since moving to the club from Manchester United, and recently earned himself a call-up to the England squad, albeit as an unused substitute against Malta and Slovenia.

"I think he's maturing nicely and has done ever since we've had him," Dyche was quoted as saying in the Lancashire Telegraph. "He has an assured manner and that's getting better.

"His toughness as a competitor is definitely improving. He can definitely play and he's a very good athlete. There's a very nice combination there.

"Playing in the Premier League adds to the mental strength of a player, walking out to packed houses, TV matches, the levels of scrutiny."

On the 23-year-old's call-up to the Three Lions squad, Dyche added: "I was really, really pleased that Gareth [Southgate] called him up to give him a look at it.

"The next time who knows, but at least he's had a feel of it because I think he is a player who can progress and play top level international football."

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