Dyche delighted with returning Lennon

26 August 2021 20:03:15 GMTPlus11
Sean Dyche has re-signed Aaron Lennon at Burnley.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is delighted that Aaron Lennon has returned to the club and he is eyeing further new recruits before the close of the transfer window.

The Clarets are priced at 50/1 to win this season's EFL Cup after they booked their place in the third round of the competition by virtue of beating Newcastle on penalties following a 0-0 draw at St James' Park on Wednesday.

Lennon back with Clarets

That match saw former England international Lennon make his second debut for the club after he returned on a free transfer earlier the same day following the expiration of his contract at Turkish Super Lig outfit Kayserispor.

It is little over a year since Lennon previously left Burnley, but Dyche is delighted to have the experienced 34-year-old back in his fold and he praised the winger's performance against Newcastle, which lasted an hour before he was replaced by Charlie Taylor.

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"We threw him in at the deep end to be honest (at Newcastle)," Dyche told reporters regarding Lennon. "He had a light session on Tuesday and was thrown in, and I thought he did fine for nearly 60 minutes.

"He just knows how we work and he is an experienced player who has been good around the group. He has come back in training and looks super fit and hungry."

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Lennon is Burnley's third signing of the summer, following on from the arrivals of Wayne Hennessey and Nathan Collins, but Dyche wants to add further new recruits before the close of next week's transfer window, amid continued speculation linking the club with Lyon star Maxwel Cornet.

"I have said all along that we are in a run of six seasons in the Premier League and you want to be in a position where your squad is improving and developing," the 50-year-old added.

"I think it has developed but now we need new players coming in to bring that bit of sharpness because when new players come in other players often look a bit sharper.

"That can be done but we will just have to wait and see."

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