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Dyche expects goalkeeper battle


Burnley manager Sean Dyche insists he expects unhappiness in his goalkeeping department after the arrival of Joe Hart.

Burnley signed Joe Hart from Manchester City this summer after Nick Pope picked up a serious shoulder injury sometime last month whilst increasing number of goalkeepers in the club’s first team to four.

The Clarets presently have four goalkeepers including Nick Pope who went to the World Cup with England.

“It’s easier [to keep them all happy] at the moment because common sense applies. Injuries, fitness, game ready,” Dyche said, according to Sky Sports.

“In the longer term we’ll see. In the long run there’ll be someone who won’t be as happy, quite obviously.”

“But we’re not there yet, we’ll sort that out when we come to it.

“Those are the challenges you want as a manager, you want that level of competition where someone can’t say, and some form of disappointment occurs because they’re not playing every week.”

Joe Hart is expected to play in his third consecutive game for Burnley against Istanbul Basaksehir in their UEFA Europa League.

“If you went on business, with his background, at 31, you’ve got to think he’s in a good place to be,” Dyche said.

“He’s in a school of good goalkeepers with good demand, at a club that is slightly under the radar and he can get on with his football.