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Hendrick 'Keane' On Goodison Win

Jeff Hendrick aims to put one over former Clarets' team-mate

27 September 2017

Jeff Hendrick is looking forward to a reunion with former Turf Moor favourite Michael Keane.

But naturally, the Ireland international hopes it’s his current team-mates who are celebrating at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Keane could face the Clarets for the first time since his record move during the summer – provided he recovers from a gashed foot – when Burnley go to Everton at the weekend .

The defender missed his first game for the Toffees as Ronald Koeman’s side came from behind to beat Bournemouth last Saturday and secure a first win in five Premier League games.

Keane, 24, is out of Everton’s home Europa League tie against Apollon Limassol on Thursday night and is battling to face the Clarets in what Hendrick hopes will not turn out to be a happy return for the England international.

The midfielder said: “We all got on with Keano. He’s a great lad.

“He’s been brilliant for the club here. It was his time to step on and challenge himself in a different way.

“He’s still young and he’s still improving. We all speak highly of him here and I’m sure they do at Everton as well.

“It will be good to play against him. He’s a good player but we want to get one over on him.

Michael Keane became Everton's most expensive defender 

“Everyone here wants the players to do well, whether it’s here or they go on to another club.

“It will be different playing against him but it will be enjoyable and hopefully we can get the result and he’s not too happy afterwards.”

The Clarets are yet to take a point from Everton in three Premier League trips to Goodison.

But Sean Dyche’s men ended a similar record on the other side of Stanley Park with a 1-1 draw at Liverpool earlier this month.

That extended Burnley’s unbeaten away record this season, with the Clarets taking five points from three games – all against sides playing in the Champions League.

And after picking four points from the opening three fixtures at Turf Moor, Hendrick is happy with the Clarets’ start and the foundations they have put in place.

He added: “We’ve had some good results. We’ve had some tough teams to play against so far and picked up points against them.

“We’re happy where we are. Obviously, we want to win every game, but you can’t do that. It’s hard in the Premier League.

“We are in a good position and it gives us a good base to kick on from.”

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