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Dyche Ready to Offer Barton Support

17 November 2016

Sean Dyche is happy to listen to Joey Barton if the former Burnley midfielder wants to keep himself fit with the Clarets.

Barton is currently without a club after ending his spell with Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

The 34-year-old – who helped Burnley win the Championship title last season following a successful nine-month stay at Turf Moor - is not able to register with a new club until the January transfer window opens.

But Dyche will offer his support to Barton and potentially offer the former Manchester City, Newcastle United and QPR player a place to train with his former team-mates at the Clarets' Barnfield Training Centre.

The Burnley boss said: “There's lots of players in my past I've helped out. If he felt he needed a base to get fit, among many other players I've helped out, I'd listen.

“Beyond that, that would be it. The rest is for the future. That's not for now.

“Myself and my staff have helped out young players, old players, phone calls to other clubs. If Joey requires our support here, he'd get that.

“That's if he requires that. If he doesn't, he'll move forward to where he needs to move forward to.

“It's a situation where, if he called me and said 'can I train?', we'd help him out the best we could.

“If there's any guarantee beyond that, that's for the future, not for now.”

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