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Burnley News: Dyche hails improving Gudmundsson; Taylor delighted with run of starts

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is delighted with the growing influence of Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Gudmundsson looked like he'd salvaged a point for Burnley against Liverpool on New Year's Day with an 87th minute equaliser, only for the Reds to win it in stoppage time.

But Gudmundsson's first goal of the season capped another impressive individual performance and Dyche has been delighted with the progress of the 27-year-old, who cost just £2.5million from Charlton in the summer of 2016.

“Johann was very good. He stuck at it, he had a bit of a tight calf, I asked him to go and be a big player for us at half-time, and he did again," Dyche told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

Meanwhile, Charlie Taylor is delighted with his recent run of games.

The left-back has been thrown in at the deep end for the Clarets since replacing the injured Stephen Ward during the win over Stoke, with his first five top flight starts including games against Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool.

"I'm enjoying it. Obviously it's my first chance in the Premier League so I'm learning every day," Taylor said.

“It's been a tough run of fixtures but we've shown that we can more than match these top sides and we've been unfortunate not to take more points."

“He's maturing into a very good player, his game is improving all round."

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