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Bamford Aims To Repay Gaffer's Faith

30 August 2016

New Clarets loan signing Patrick Bamford insists he will work hard to repay Sean Dyche for his faith.

Bamford, who has joined the Clarets on a season-long loan from Chelsea, revealed that the Clarets boss has made three previous attempts to sign him.

And after linking up with his new team mates on Tuesday, the former England U21 international is looking forward to getting down to work.

He told Clarets Player HD: “I had heard in the past three seasons that Sean was interested, but for one reason or another it hadn’t materialised.

“We spoke again in this window and after a chat everything was positive. It was just about getting it done in the end.

“One of the things the gaffer said to me is that he has done well with strikers in the past. He said he’d bring the best out of me and was straightforward with me.

“He told me how it was and it’s refreshing to have that. Sometimes in managers you can get a blurred pathway, so it was nice to hear the truth then you know where you stand and it’s easier to move on from there.

“I know I have to work hard and I’m fully prepared to do that to try and get in that team.

“It’s up to me to take that chance when it comes. The Premier League is a long, hard season and there will be chances. It’s up to me then.”

Burnley are the firth club Bamford has joined on loan since joining Chelsea from local team Nottingham Forest, aged just 18.

After a spell with MK Dons, the striker had a six-month loan deal with Derby County, followed by a season at Middlesbrough where he was crowned Championship player of the year after scoring 17 goals in 38 league games.

Last season, he had temporary spells with Norwich City and Crystal Palace.

Bamford said: “This is probably one of the easier clubs to move into because I know Ian Woan, who used to coach me at Nottingham Forest U13s, and also Michael Keane, form the England set-up.

“When you go out on loan there is a lot of moving back and forth and that can get frustrating.

“I feel I’ve covered most of England, up north, in the Midlands and down south.

“Last year I only started a few games and it’s hard coming on as a sub sometimes.

“You can go four or five weeks without playing, so it’s not easy, and I never properly settled at either of these clubs, and I feel it will be different this time.”

Watch the full welcome interview with Patrick now on Clarets Player HD. CLICK HERE for details.

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