Burnley provide updates on five players ahead of Brighton clash

Brighton vs Burnley

Burnley are set to travel to Brighton on Saturday, as they look to bounce back from their last Premier League game.

The Clarets faced Liverpool prior to the international break, and lost 3-0.

That loss meant that Burnley have not won a league game since the opening weekend of the season.

Although, to be fair to Sean Dyche’s side, their last three games have been against Arsenal, Liverpool and Wolves.

Brighton are also going in search of their first win since the opening weekend of the PL campaign.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: Graham Potter, head coach of Ostersunds FK claps the fans after UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Arsenal and Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium on February 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Dyche on Drinkwater

Prior to the Brighton tie, Sean Dyche has been speaking about Danny Drinkwater.

A recent report from Sky Sports News stated that Drinkwater was ‘allegedly attacked by a group of men while drunk outside a Manchester nightclub’.

However, an update from Burnley just described it as ‘an off-the-field incident which attracted widespread media interest.’

That same report said that Drinkwater is sidelined with an ankle problem from the above-mentioned incident.

When speaking about Drinkwater, Dyche stated:

“This is just a bump in the situation. We want to make sure he gets back to being fully fit, playing well, the eye of the tiger that it takes to be a top player – which he has shown he can be. There’s no two ways about that.

“It’s about him as well. He wants to be back there playing well. He’s had a tough couple of years football-wise, not playing much.

“He wants the hunger and desire to flood back into him and you have to earn that.

“You have to earn the right to bring back those feel-good factors and deliver the performances and that’s what we want from him.

“He was doing that before this incident. He was working hard on his training and I’m sure he will do as soon as he’s fit again.” As quoted by Burnley’s official website.

Burnley’s official Twitter account have reported on Thursday that Dyche expects Drinkwater to be out for a couple of weeks.

Burnley provide updates on several players

Burnley have also provided updates on several more players heading into the weekend’s action.

According to a report from Burnley’s official website, Dwight McNeil has recovered from the slight back and hamstring injuries that he had.

Ashley Barnes is also said to have recovered from a minor groin problem, while Johann Berg Gudmundsson is set to be assessed to see if he can return from his calf issue.

Finally, Robbie Brady is expected to be back in the Burnley squad to take on Brighton.

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