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Burnley goalkeeper Heaton tells Dyche: I'm ready to return

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton says he's ready to make a playing return.

Heaton played the full game for the Under-23s as they beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 at Turf Moor under the watchful gaze of Sean Dyche and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer.

“I'm ready to go really. It's my fourth 90 minutes. Each one is a step done and I felt really good today," he said.

“On the back of an injury you're desperate to get back playing. It's been a few long, hard months in the gym and in the physio room, so I'm delighted to be back out on the grass and I think that sort of ticks the box in playing games now.

“It feels good and I'm pleased to be playing. I'll probably speak to the manager and to the physios, but in terms of where I feel, I feel sharp and ready to go and the arm feels superb."

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