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Burnley boss Dyche: Aberdeen clash will sharpen preseason focus

Burnley boss Sean Dyche expects their preseason to benefit from the Europa League qualifier with Aberdeen.

The Clarets will end their 51-year exile from Europe when they play the Scottish Premiership side in the second qualifying round of the competition.

Dyche said: “Everyone knows it could have been anything, looking at the draw with the amount of different teams from different countries involved.

“And lo and behold we get someone just up the road.

“But we've worked hard to get here and we'll look forward to the challenge it brings.

“We know we won't be travelling far, so it won't be too unfamiliar.

“And it brings focus to the end part of the pre-season now that we know who we've got and we can prepare for what should be a competitive cup tie alongside our planning for the Premier League."

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