Tarkowski may miss Burnley finale

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Burnley play their last match of the season at home to Arsenal on Sunday with defender James Tarkowski a doubt.

Burnley play their last match of the season at home to Arsenal on Sunday with defender James Tarkowski a doubt.

The centre half is usually one of the first names on the team sheet but boss Sean Dyche has revealed he missed some training this week to be with his partner as she gave birth so he will have a late check.

Dyche said: ‘His partner has had a baby so he has missed a couple of days training so we will make a decision on that, but everyone is fit, Steven Defour is making good progress.

‘ It had been reported that winger Aaron Lennon could be involved but Dyche has ruled that out, he continued: ‘He is fit and well but I don’t see the need to put him in when he hasn’t had a game.

‘ Meanwhile Dyche wants to go out with a win as a thank you to the fans this term.

‘The fans have been terrific this year,’ he added.

‘Even when things weren’t going well they were there and I think they get the business model and understand the club.

‘This team gives everything and the fans have had their rewards.’

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