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Burnley boss Dyche insists no pressure to sell Gibson

Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists they're under no pressure to sell Ben Gibson.

The defender is being linked with a return to Middlesbrough with fellow Championship sides Fulham and Huddersfield also reportedly interested in a loan move.

But Dyche said, "Nothing has changed from what I have said previously, we are not under any pressure at all in terms of players going out.

"It will be a decision that we make rather than having to make. That is a much stronger position to be in."

He continued: "He is as happy as a player can be, we are trying to treat them right and get them as much time as we can.

"Players want to play. We have other players here who haven't played as much as they like to play but that is the challenge of being at a football club.

"You sign for a club to work hard, and he (Gibson) certainly does work hard and that is part of what it is.

"It is not an easy task if other players have been playing well which I think the centre halves here have done very well so that is the challenge, to try and find the chance to go and play."

Asked directly whether there had been any approaches for Gibson, Dyche was typically cryptic with his answer.

“We have had various inquiries for various players of all levels," he said.

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