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Burnley boss Dyche: If players worried about training then why would they leave house?

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says those players refusing to return to training at rival clubs have no excuse to be leaving their house.

Dyche recognises he and his peers are in a lucky position.

He told the Daily Mail: "I feel for the people out there who don't lead the life I lead,' he said. 'Those who are in apartments and don't have a garden. That must be a challenge.

"I am not going to start crying about my challenge or a young footballer's circumstances. You try to respect each player's opinion.

"All I can imagine is that if a player has decided returning is not for him then I presume he is sitting in the house every day, not going out. Because if they are not just staying in then the obvious question would be, 'If you feel OK (safe) to go out then why are you not training?'

"That is the balance for clubs. Some players will have very valid personal reasons for not playing and some will be questioned. That's for each club to decide. That hasn't happened at our club.

"If our players are clear-minded then we get on with it and if they are not, I would expect them to come and see me and I would try to work a way through it. There is no right or wrong on this. It's for each individual to decide what is best for him."

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