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England Cap Good For Cork And Clarets

Boss Sean Dyche welcomes Cork call-up as Burnley gain further recognition

16 November 2017

Sean Dyche believes a first England cap was a fitting reward for Jack Cork and another major milestone for the Clarets.

Cork became the 27th Burnley player to become a full England international when he made his debut as a substitute against world champions Germany at Wembley.
 
The midfielder, 28, followed hot the heels of team-mate Tom Heaton and former Claret Michael Keane in gaining senior England recognition, while ex-Burnley full-back Kieran Trippier is now a regular in Gareth Southgate's squad.
 
"I think it's tremendous for Corky and very good for us as a club," said Dyche.
 
"It's another player recognised in the national side. We have gained more international appearances for our players for various countries but I think the England side is an important marker for clubs like us to have players in there. 
 
"I think he's deserving of it and his form this season has been excellent."
 
The Burnley boss - who brought Cork back to Turf Moor from Swansea City following two earlier loan spells with the Clarets - added: "I saw him as a young player at Watford - him and another young lad called Ross Jenkins.
 
"I marvelled at their performances as two very young men playing in a two in midfield in the Championship. 
 
“I never forgot from then what kind of lad he is. A lot of the players I believe in I've watched and kept a distant view on before I signed them. 
 
"He's deserving of the accolades he's had and he's had plenty of them."
 

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