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Burnley boss Dyche convinced Vydra Premier League class

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is delighted with their swoop for Derby County striker Matej Vydra.

Dyche feels his new recruit is ready to make his mark on the Premier League.

“He's different from the strikers we've got. Most people who know him and know the game will know that," said the Clarets' chief.

“He offers a different positional sense where he can play as a deeper striker – a number 10 – but equally he can work off the shoulder of defenders as well.

“The biggest thing for me was that he's at an age now where he's slightly more rounded and I think that will hold him in good stead.

“He's well-travelled, he's a very strong-minded person, I think, who moved away at a very early age to get on with his football career.

“I think there's a strength of character there and I think he made it clear this summer by not going to a number of different places he could have gone to, because of his desire to play in the Premier League.

“I think that's a good feeling to have and in a market that's very tough, the deal was refreshingly conducted in a really straight-forward and simple manner by all parties – the player, the agent and Derby County."

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