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Hard Work Will Pay Off For Agyei - Jolley

27 February 2017

Dan Agyei has all the attributes to make his mark at Turf Moor if he keeps learning his trade, according to Development Squad coach Michael Jolley.

Agyei turned on the power and the style to score twice in the Clarets' 5-3 win over Sunderland in the Premier League Cup.

The striker's first goal was a stunning solo effort, featuring a run from his own half and an explosive finish, and capped a landmark few days following his first inclusion on the bench at Premier League level for the Clarets' 1-1 draw at Hull City last Saturday.

Agyei has been working with Sean Dyche's first-team squad at Turf Moor since returning from a productive loan spell at Coventry City.

And Jolley is pleased to see the former AFC Wimbledon youngster, 19, getting his rewards.

"When Dan plays like that he is very difficult to stop," said Jolley after watching his side end their Group B fixtures in the PL Cup with their most commanding performance in the competition.

"He got two and I thought he could have had more than two. I don’t think they could cope with his pace and power.


Dan Agyei was named among the Burnley substitutes at the KCOM Stadium last Saturday


"I was really pleased for him that he managed to get on the bench on Saturday, so he’s doing well. But he’s got to keep working hard and hope he gets his opportunities."

Jolley added: "He’s been training a lot with the first team. That’s great for his development as he’s playing against Premier League defenders every day in training .

"He’s got some great natural assets, pace and power, he’s got a terrific left foot, he can head it.

"He’s got a lot going for him but he’s got to work at his game. There’s certain aspects that he really needs to work at and the coaching staff are all trying to help him do that.

"He’s a good kid, he wants to do the work and if he does he’s got a chance of doing something."


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