Update on Nick Pope’s fitness ahead of Burnley’s last two games and the Euros

Update on Nick Pope’s fitness ahead of Burnley’s last two games and the Euros
Update on Nick Pope’s fitness ahead of Burnley’s last two games and the Euros

Pope not too long ago sat out the video games in opposition to Newcastle United and Manchester United with a shoulder challenge, however he has additionally struggled with a knee downside, which compelled him out in opposition to the Whites on Saturday.

However, with the European Championships to return subsequent month, Pope is anticipated to function in a single or each of the final two Premier League video games, in opposition to Liverpool at Turf Moor on Wednesday evening, or Sunday’s journey to relegated Sheffield United.

Boss Sean Dyche defined: “Popey has a niggly knee, we’ve had it checked out, and at this stage they’re pleased with it.

“It must calm down, however he has an opportunity of taking part in possibly Wednesday, a greater likelihood on Sunday.”

However, Phil Bardsley and Dale Stephens require surgical procedure, with the pair, and Robbie Brady and Kevin Long, out for the season: “At this stage of the season we now have Bardo who wants an op, Dale Stephens, we now have Robbie Brady and Kevin Long out, so the danger and reward now’s to attempt to get as many individuals match, who can then be correctly match for pre-season.

“Now we’ve obtained over the road we need to get these guys match, and it’s not a simple activity, however we intend on doing that for pre-season.”

Bailey Peacock-Farrell got here in for Pope, making his fourth Premier League look, and it was a troublesome afternoon in opposition to his former membership.

The Northern Ireland keeper has now shipped 14 targets in these 4 begins, and Dyche stated: “These are the challenges for keepers.

”He is conscious of the problem of being within the Premier League and that subsequent step for his improvement, and you need to undergo the hearth and expertise these occasions to be taught as a keeper and progress, so it’s how he offers with that as properly.

“He’s developed off the pitch in the best way he has gone about it and bodily developed.

”The sport time is the subsequent problem for the subsequent step, as it’s for any participant, however notably if you find yourself a keeper as a result of it’s a very particular person position.

”Even the problem of conceding and studying how one can take care of that.”

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