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Burnley teenage debutante McNeil makes impression on Dyche

Burnley youngster Dwight McNeil has earned high praise from manager Sean Dyche following his performance against Olympiakos on Thursday night.

The 18-year-old impressed in his first start for the club but it wasn't enough as the Clarets were eliminated from the Europa League with a 4-1 aggregate loss.

"He's been around for us for a while. I wanted to get him involved more really," said Dyche.

"I told him to work hard and enjoy yourself, son, and I thought he did. It's a massive achievement, I'm very proud of him.

"He was great against Aberdeen and again tonight. That gives him belief and he's there on merit. He's taken a real step forward tonight."

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