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Dyche Looks To Ready Freddie

8 April 2015

Sean Dyche feels Fredrik Ulvestad will have benefited from his inclusion on the bench in the weekend draw with Spurs at Turf Moor.

The Norwegian international featured in the 18 for the first time since completing his move from Aalesunds FK earlier this year.

And Clarets boss Dyche, who is still without injured midfield duo Matt Taylor and Steven Reid, was keen to ensure the 22-year-old recruit took another valuable step on his development path.

He said: “We have to get Freddie involved and get him to know what it feels like.

“He is enjoying training and fitting in with the surroundings. But he has come from a different level of football and it’s important for him to get a little feel of the next step and what the Premier League is all about.

“He might have got on the pitch; you never know, but there is a development curve and we’ll see where that takes him.

“We have to make sure he’s aware of what it means to be a part of Burnley Football Club and last weekend he got a great feel and a great reception from the fans.”

Meanwhile, Dyche insisted the focus will remain fully on this weekend’s big Turf Moor clash with Arsenal.

Tuesday’s draw between Aston Villa and QPR leaves the Clarets two points from safety with seven games remaining, but crucially with a game in hand on both of their rivals.

However, the Clarets squad still have the blinkers on as they look to follow up impressive home displays against Manchester City and Spurs with another solid performance against the in-form Gunners on Saturday.

He said: “We are not rich enough resources or depth of squad to start thinking and planning the games beyond the next one.

“The ‘superpowers’ can do that and look three or four games into the future, but we are certainly not in that way of thinking.

“We have to be ready for the next game that comes along and look to get a side out there to win games.”

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