Sean Dyche confirms Burnley defender 'unlikely' to feature versus Leicester/Maxwel Cornet latest

Sean Dyche's Burnley have flirted with relegation all season


Burnley boss Sean Dyche has, on Monday evening, provided an update on the fitness of defender Erik Pieters, ahead of his side's upcoming meeting with Leicester City.

The Clarets, of course, are set to return to action tomorrow night.

Owing to a fixture pile-up on the back of the Covid-19 chaos which hit the Premier League over the festive period, Burnley will play out one of several games in hand boasted by the club at Turf Moor in 24 hours' time.

Speaking to the media in his pre-match press conference on Monday, Sean Dyche was therefore inevitably asked for an update on the wellbeing of his squad.

And the English tactician went on to confirm that one member of his backline altogether likely to miss out versus Leicester comes in the form of Erik Pieters.

This comes with the stopper yet to return to first-team training after picking up a knee issue during the club's meeting with Crystal Palace:

The news regarding Maxwel Cornet, forced to sit out the action at Selhurst Park amid ongoing efforts to recover full fitness, on the other hand, proved of a considerably more positive nature.

Foxes test

Dyche will of course lead his side back into action on Tuesday with spirits high in the camp.

This comes with Burnley, so recently viewed as a near certainty for the drop, having embarked on an impressive stretch of form over the course of the last month.

All told, the Clarets have fallen to defeat just once across their last seven Premier League outings, a spell which includes three-point hauls in two of their last three.

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Conor Laird

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