Young keeper must bide his time at Burnley – Dyche

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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is hopeful Bailey Peacock-Farrell will get a chance with Burnley to ensure he is sharp when called upon by his country.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been impressed with summer signing Bailey Peacock-Farrell but has warned the youngster he will have to bide his time at the club.

The 22-year-old was signed by Burnley in the summer when he was snapped up from Leeds United but he must have known when he arrived the goalkeeping situation at Turf Moor.

Even with the departure of Tom Heaton to Aston Villa in the summer the club are still left with England internationals Nick Pope and Joe Hart at the club so Peacock-Farrell was never going to find it easy to break into the side.

Although he is always in the first team squad his only involvement on match day came when he was an unused sub in the Carabao Cup defeat to Sunderland.

Peacock-Farrell’s lack of game time with Burnley has not stopped him at international level and he was praised for his recent display for Northern Ireland against Germany in their European Championship qualifier defeat earlier this month.

Despite shining for his country it looks like he will be left frustrated for much of the season at Burnley with Pope and Hart ahead of him when it comes to the Premier League.

Dyche has been happy with what he has seen in training and has told Peacock-Farrell to keep his level of intensity going and to bide his time at Turf Moor.

Dyche told Lancs live: “Billy (Mercer, Burnley’s long standing goalkeeping coach) went out to see him live for Northern Ireland against Germany and that is important because he is getting used to him and getting to know him better.

“I thought he played well. I’ve spoken to him, he made some big saves.

“We like his character and we like what he is about. He continues to work hard with the goalkeepers.”

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