Dyche handed triple injury blow

07 July 2020 22:59:24 GMTPlus10

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has revealed that Ben Mee, Jack Cork and Matt Lowton are unlikely to play again this season due to injury.

The Clarets are dreaming of a top-seven finish as they look to compete in the Europa League for the second time in three seasons.

A three-match unbeaten run has boosted their chances, but Dyche now looks set to have to shuffle his pack for the remainder of the campaign.

Club captain Mee missed the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United due to a thigh injury and he now needs a period of rest before he can return to training.

Midfielder Cork sustained an ankle injury during the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on 29th June which could require minor surgery.

Lowton, meanwhile, remains on the sidelines with a foot problem and Dyche says he is not expected to return before the season comes to a close at the end of this month.

When asked about the injuries, he told reporters: "I think Jack is going to need minor surgery it looks like - I will find out more today - and Ben Mee we've got it scanned, we know what it is, it's just now settling it down and getting it going again.

"With such a short period now for the games, it is unlikely them two are going to make up the games. With Corky and Ben I am not envisaging at this moment that it rolls into next season, I think they will be fit and well."

It is not all bad news for Dyche though, with striker Ashley Barnes now back in light training.

He will miss Wednesday's trip to West Ham, where Burnley are 4.20 to grab all three points at the London Stadium, with the Hammers 1.85 and the draw 3.60.

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