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Burnley boss Coyle assures young summer signings

Burnley boss Owen Coyle has assured his young summer signings they will get their chance.

Richard Eckersley, 20, Brian Easton, 21, and David Edgar, 22, are still waiting to make their Premier League debuts for the Clarets.

But the Burnley manager insists their chance to shine will come as they continue to hone their skills under the Turf Moor's coaching staff.

"For me, it's trying to develop the club and make sure it works well for years to come," said Coyle to the Lancashire Telegraph. "Players like Richard Eckersley and Brian Easton - you don't spend £300,000 on these boys and expect them to be ready-made for the Premier League.

"Tyrone Mears was different because he'd had experience of the division before. But the younger ones will continue to evolve and get better. I wouldn't have brought those players into the football club if I didn't think there was scope for development.

"I've got very good staff working with me and we feel that, whether younger or older, we can add something to their game and help each and every player. This isn't the Owen Coyle show - it's very much a collective effort.

"Our strength is in our group, and my staff come under that umbrella. We work collectively for the betterment of the football club, and we're always trying to take it on again."

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