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Hendrick Is Getting Along Just Fine!

16 September 2016

Record signing Jeff Hendrick insists he is getting along just fine at Burnley!

The Clarets midfielder has spent his first week being teased by new team mates regarding the fines system in place at the training ground for minor misdemeanours.

The Friday fines’ ritual is all a part of the incredible team spirit engendered by staff and players.

And despite several attempts to catch him out, the Republic of Ireland ace has been given a welcome helping hand by international team mate Stephen Ward to keep on the right side of the line!

“There’s been a few rules around with fines for doing certain things, such as leaving bottles lying around and silly little things like that, but luckily I’ve had a week’s grace and they have let a few things slide,” Hendrick laughed.

“I’ve been using that to test the water to find out what is a fineable offence and they’ve been waiting to catch me out.

“Wardy has been helping me to be fair, which is nice, but a few of the others have been making me worry!

“I’m on top if it now, but there was no rule book there for me to read!

“I’ve had to pick up the rules as I’ve gone along with Pat (Bamford)!"

Hendrick warms up with fellow new-boys Jon Flanagan and Patrick Bamford

Hendrick is now facing a challenge of a different kind ahead of the Clarets trip to Leicester City this weekend.

New players are usually asked to perform a song in front of the squad of their first away game.

But the former Derby County midfield ace is happy to go with the flow ahead of what he hopes will be a full debut at the King Power Stadium.

He said: ““If the lads want me to sing a song, I’ll do that.

“It won’t be good, but I’ve done it before and they don’t expect you to be good. That’s just the way it is, so I’m sure it’ll be fine!”

He added: “The first week here has been hard work and I was told it would be, but I’ve enjoyed it.

“I know I am going to get fitter here and I’m going to have to work hard.

“I enjoyed the 10 minutes (against Hull) and it would have been a good start to get the three points, but hopefully I can be a part of that in the coming weeks.

“I’ve played against Leicester a few times in the Championship and had a few heavy defeat at their place over the years, but I watched them last year and I think everyone was rooting for them.

“They have done well, but I think they might find it hard this year.

“People will look at them differently as Champions of England and people are going to set up differently against them. It’s then how they deal with that.”

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