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Dyche and Chalobah Look Forward To Challenge

1 September 2014

Clarets boss Sean Dyche insists loan signing Nathanial Chalobah can take his career to the next level at Turf Moor.

The Chelsea midfielder, 19 has joined Burnley on a deadline day loan deal until January, 2015.

And Dyche admits he is looking forward to working with the England U21 international, who spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough.

He said: “Nathaniel is someone we have been interested in for a while. I’ve followed his career journey and he did tremendously well at Watford, then had an indifferent last year, but I think players grow from that.

“My way of looking at developing players is not the same as anyone else. You have to take the rough with the smooth as you are developing as a young player and I think he has come out of that more rounded.

“I’ve had a chat with him and enjoyed speaking to him and I think he has something to offer us.

“He knows the challenge and he knows the strength of our midfield, in particular with David Jones and Dean Marney, and he was willing to take that on.

“He is very well thought of as a player, an England U21 international and we want a mix in the group of older players who have been round a bit and the freshness and lack of inhibitions to go out and play.

“He thinks this will be a good environment for him, which I do too.”

Chalobah, who won the award for England’s Youth player of the Year 2013, also admits he is looking forward to a new challenge after spending time on loan at three Championship clubs.

The teenager, who is this week on duty with new team mate Danny Ings with the England U21s, told “I am really excited and looking forward to it.

“The most important thing for me has been to get out on loan and keep learning and improving.

“I’ve done that in the past few years and the next step now has been to get that loan in the Premier League and work from there.

“This is another step up from last season and I’m looking forward to it very much and hoping to improve as a player.”



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