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Burnley boss Coyle calm about summer transfer plans

Burnley boss Owen Coyle doesn't believe their late entry into the Premiership is a disadvantage.

Coyle said: "Ordinarily, teams that win the play-off final are playing catch-up, but I don't think that affects us as such, because when all's said and done we'll have the lowest budget in the Premier League by a mile, so it's not as if we were missing out on players on huge salaries because we were never going to get any of them anyway.

"I've been looking to target players similar to last year, looking to get hungry players who want to aspire to be better, and maybe some who have a point to prove, and those who come within our remit in terms of our finance.

"Similar to last year I'm looking at that younger type.

"The difference this year is that, while last year we were looking at players who were capable of playing in the Championship and getting better, now, as difficult as it is, you have to make sure of your judgement that they're able to play in the Premier League and get better.

"We know the nature of the Premier League.

"It's packed with pace and power, and that's what we would hope to add, little bits of pace to the team to help the lads we've got.

"They've done ever so well, and there's no doubt they can hold their own in the Premier League, we have to make sure the ones who come in complement everything we've got."

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