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Dyche on Trippier and Shackell

17 June 2015

Sean Dyche has confirmed reports that Kieran Trippier is involved in an “active move” that could see him join Tottenham Hotspur.

Speculation has been rife about the Clarets full-back, who caught the eye in an impressive debut campaign in the Barclays Premier League.

Speaking at Wednesday’s kit launch at OakFurniture Land in Burnley, Dyche said: “Everything that Kieran has stood for has been right for the club I think.

“The way he performs, conducts himself and the way he is as a person.

“A year ago he could have moved but he stayed strong with Burnley Football Club for the Premier League season and we have to honour that with a bit of flexibility.

“The time has come where he’d like to move on a bigger club and while it’s not done, it is active and if it goes through then I think everyone at Burnley Football Club would wish him well.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with him and if it gets done I’d like to wish him well.”

Dyche also confirmed no bid had been received from Derby County, who have been linked with a move for former captain Jason Shackell.

He added: “In terms of Jason Shackell there is certainly nothing out of us on that front.

“Other than the two we’ve mentioned in Ingsy and Kieran, we’re strong contractually with these players and we’re looking to align things coming in the other way.”

And as Dyche and his team look to strengthen the squad ahead of the Sky Bet Championship campaign, the Clarets boss insists they remain active in the market.

He said: “There is a lot of work being done behind the scenes and we are active in the market. There still is that when can you get it over the line as a lot of things  have to fall into place.

“But we’re in a stronger position now then we have been in my two and a half years here certainly.

“There is a couple of things that are getting warmer now and if you look at the market, apart from the mega deals, it’s relatively quiet.

“Everyone is waiting to see how the dust settles and what situations are occurring and there are potential managerial changes which could make things different.

“Rest assured we’re doing our work diligently and we’ll look to speed that up when we see it is the right thing to do that.”

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