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Burnley boss Sean Dyche: Hendrick similar to Barton in this way

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says Jeff Hendrick shouldn't be compared with Joey Barton.

Burnley swooped for the Republic of Ireland international after Joey Barton, a key man in their Championship title winning season, opted for a summer move to Rangers.

But Dyche does not see the 24-year-old as a like-for-like replacement.

“He's not similar to Joey, he's a different player and completely different character and he (Barton) won't mind me saying that," said the Burnley boss.

“They're both good players and he has a drive and a will to keep improving. I like that side of him.

“Joey had that, despite his age he was enthralled by what we would do and what we could offer. Jeff's a version of that."

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