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Dressing Room Behind Brady

Steven Defour hopes for good news on Brady as Clarets lose key man

2 December 2017

Steven Defour spoke for the dressing room as he wished Robbie Brady well after the Clarets’ winger suffered a potential long-term injury in Burnley’s defeat at Leicester City.

Brady was stretchered off and taken to hospital for assessment on a knee injury after he landed awkwardly when stretching for a challenge 30 minutes into the Clarets’ 1-0 loss.

The winger’s absence blunted some of the visitors’ attacking threat as they looked to hit back from conceding an early goal to Demarai Gray, and also deprived Burnley of a player who has been key to a recent run of four wins in five games.

“He was in good shape and he’s also been in good form in the latest games, so I hope he will be all right,” Defour told Clarets Player HD.

“He is very important to us. He scored a goal against Bournemouth, played a very good game against Arsenal and was in good shape against Leicester, so it’s very unfortunate, especially for him.”

The Clarets did have openings after Brady’s afternoon was cruelly ended – notably a second-half chance on the break for Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who was denied by Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

But Sean Dyche’s men couldn’t force an equaliser as the 2016 Premier League champions made it back-to-back home wins for the first time this season to halt Burnley’s rise up the table.

“I think the first half was decent,” added Dedour. “We found some good pockets and created some chances, but unfortunately Leicester scored an early goal and that played to their game.

“They could sit back and play on the counter-attack and we had to be careful with that.

“In the second half we tried to be a bit more direct and tried to affect the game like that.

“We had some good moments and some good chances, especially for Johann, but the ball didn’t fall right today.

 “But I think we are going the right way. We just have to keep on going and points will follow.”

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