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Dyche Delight At Double Swoop

4 July 2014

Sean Dyche feels he has added experience and potential to his Premier League squad with the additions of Matt Taylor and Marvin Sordell.

Former West Ham midfielder Taylor signed a two-year deal with the Clarets on Friday, along with ex-Bolton striker Sordell, who has joined on a deal that could see him remain at Turf Moor until 2017.

And Clarets boss Dyche believes both players have plenty to offer as the Clarets gear-up for their top-flight adventure.

Dyche aid: “We know we are going into what is arguably the best league in the world and we also know that it helps to have experience at that level.

“Matt has an abundance of that, as well as being a very talented player. Certainly there is a lot of football left in him.

“He wanted a fresh challenge and saw that we are trying to do something here, from good messages filtering through the game, so we are delighted to have him.

“I think he is old enough and wise enough to know he is not guaranteed a shirt. He wants to work to earn the right to play and he just really sends out all the right signals in a mature footballer who has been in and around the Premier League for a long while.”

Sordell joins for an undisclosed fee from Bolton, where the former England U21 international scored 21 goals in 75 appearances following a big money move from Watford, where he played under Dyche at several levels.

The Burnley boss explained: “Marvin is slightly different. He has had a tough couple of years over at Bolton after going there for a big fee, but he’s a young man and when you have an awkward time that can teach you as much as anything about yourself. 

“He’s still young at 23 and he has still got a lot to learn in the game. We know him as a lad and we don’t feel we need to really revitalise him because it’s there - it’s just about giving him that freedom to express himself as a young footballer.

“There is talent there and that’s important and I think he knows that it is a good chance for him to re-invent or add to what he is.”

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