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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