My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Burnley teenage debutante McNeil makes impression on Dyche

Burnley youngster Dwight McNeil has earned high praise from manager Sean Dyche following his performance against Olympiakos on Thursday night.

The 18-year-old impressed in his first start for the club but it wasn't enough as the Clarets were eliminated from the Europa League with a 4-1 aggregate loss.

"He's been around for us for a while. I wanted to get him involved more really," said Dyche.

"I told him to work hard and enjoy yourself, son, and I thought he did. It's a massive achievement, I'm very proud of him.

"He was great against Aberdeen and again tonight. That gives him belief and he's there on merit. He's taken a real step forward tonight."

About the author

Freddie Taylor

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?