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Dyche Pride At Clarets Euro Trio

1 June 2016

Sean Dyche has spoken of the club’s pride at having three Burnley players at this summer’s European Championships.

Goalkeeper and captain Tom Heaton travels with the England squad after last week becoming the first Claret to play for the Three Lions in 42 years.

He will be joined in France by Wales striker Sam Vokes and Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Ward, who warmed up for the tournament with a goal in Tuesday’s friendly defeat to Belarus.

And Clarets boss Dyche feels the travelling trio - all key players in earning promotion back to the Premier League - are a mark of the progress being made at Turf Moor.

He said: “We are naturally delighted that three of our players will be representing their countries at this summer’s European Championships.

“As a club, we’ve never had anyone play in this tournament before, so to have three with that opportunity is a mark of how far we feel we have come as a club in the past couple of years.

“It’s also a deserved recognition of the form of all three players. They all had an excellent season for us in the Championship and obviously we hope they carry that on into the Euros.

“I’m sure all supporters will join me in wishing them every success.”

The European Championships start in France on Friday, June 10.

Wales’ opening game in their campaign is against Slovakia on Saturday, June 11.

England kick-off against Russia in the same group later that day, while the Republic of Ireland’s hopes begin against Sweden on Monday, June 13.

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