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Burnley boss Dyche doesn't expect Barnes to change

Burnley boss Sean Dyche expects Ashley Barnes not to change his style after a week of controversy.

Dyche expects Barnes to react well to the furore caused by his clash with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic last week.

Dyche said of the 25-year-old: "He's been good (this week). It's not the ideal situation. We know how things get blown up very quickly at this level and particularly when powerful people in the game give big opinions on situations, the media run with it.

"It's an interesting part of his learning curve. It's not something that's come his way before, I'm pretty sure of that, but he's a steady lad, he's been doing tremendously for us.

"The lads obviously are all round that situation, as are the staff, so onwards and upwards for him.

"I hope that he just plays with the freedom he has been. That's it in a nutshell."

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