Sean Dyche has hailed Dwight McNeil as one of the unsung young guns in the Premier League.
England U21 wide man McNeil put in another eye-catching man-of-the-match performance in the Clarets’ home defeat to Chelsea last weekend.
And Burnley boss Dyche believes the flourishing 19-year-old is already showing a consistency that makes him one of the top young talents in the top-flight.
The gaffer said: “I keep hearing all these stories about the other young men rolling around the Premier League – and rightly so.
“Dwight doesn’t get many mentions and I quite like that in a way because he keeps learning and keeps improving, but I will tell you, he is right up there, for me.
“He was at it again against Chelsea, taking on top players, running at them, jinking past them and scoring a goal.
“He continues to grow and mature as a player and I think he is an absolutely top talent and a real positive for us.”
Dyche also revealed that striker Chris Wood would be monitored this week, after missing the Chelsea game with a tweaked hamstring.
In his absence, Jay Rodriguez stepped up to score a sensational goal – his first Premier League goal at Turf Moor.
And with Robbie Brady back in contention to strengthen in wide areas, Dyche admitted he had food for thought ahead of the weekend’s Roses clash at Sheffield United
The Burnley boss added: “Jay stuck at it and scored a wonder goal that will do his belief good.
“Robbie did well too and I commended him after the game because I thought he affected the game and looked really bright.
“He was very unlucky not to start, but he gave us a little spark and there are interesting choices next week because it’s always closer than you think.”