Burnley manager Sean Dyche has confirmed he is in the market for further additions to the Premier League newcomers’ squad, but is wary of unbalancing the side, according to Sky
The Clarets have completed six signings ahead of their return to the top flight, adding Middlesbrough striker Lukas Jutkiewicz, Bolton Wanderers’ forward Marvin Sordell, Stoke City winger Michael Kightly, Blackpool goalkeeper and utility men Matt Taylor and Steven Reid, from West Ham and West Bromwich Albion respectively.
Dyche revealed that he will dip back into the transfer market before the window closes at the end of August but only if the proposed deal is right for all parties. “We want to find a balanced group in Burnley’s world, both financially and what we think is right for the group and how we operate,” he said. “I think we’ve done that so far and we are looking to add further.
“Obviously the two main lads with experience we’ve brought in are Steven Reid and Matty Taylor.
“They’re still active, they’ve made it clear they are by getting games under their belt in recent seasons, but they also have that real depth of Premier League knowledge about going around the country and playing at all the Premier League stadiums,” Dyche continued. “I think that’s important because it gives that balance to the group.”
Burnley begin their Premier League campaign on Monday evening, at home to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. The last time Burnley faced Chelsea in league action at Turf Moor, in the 2009-10 season, the game ended in a 2-1 victory for the visitors, Nicolas Anelka and John Terry netting for the Blues.
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