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Crouch On His Way Back

Season not over for striker who comes into contention for Everton trip

1 May 2019

Peter Crouch could return to Merseyside as he closes in on a Claret comeback.

The former Liverpool and England striker has missed Burnley’s last five games after undergoing surgery on his appendix.

But the January signing is back in training and determined to make a further impact before the end of the season.

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And boss Sean Dyche confirmed that Crouch could be in his plans for Friday night’s trip to Everton.

“I think Crouchie will come back into the thinking,” said Dyche.

“He trained last week and looked good and felt good.

“He certainly wants to be involved. It was me, really, who didn’t involve him (last weekend).”

Defender Phil Bardsley (below) could also be back in the Clarets’ squad following four games out with a gashed leg.

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And winger Robbie Brady returns after missing last Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to league leaders Manchester City to attend the birth of his son.

But there will be no return to Goodison Park for former Everton winger Aaron Lennon.

The ex-England man is close to a full recovery from the knee surgery he underwent in December but is not expected to figure before the end of the campaign.

“I think he will be fit for the Arsenal game, but he won’t have had a game,” added Dyche.

“So, it’s unlikely, I would say, we will put him back into action - to make sure he’s right.”

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