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​Dyche delighted Burnley defender Keane nominated for PFA young player of the year

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes Michael Keane's deserves his place for the Professional Footballers' Association young player of the year award and is the only outfield player from outside the current top seven to earn a nomination on either that or the senior shortlist.

"It's a great sign for him and he deserves to be in that company," said Dyche, who has been instrumental in developing Keane from prospect to consistent contributor and England international.

"We're not shining lights of the Premier League or a superpower, so for other players to see that and say 'hang on a minute, he's been terrific in a smaller side at a smaller club' is good, it's good of his peers to recognise that.

"He's in some very good company, some players who are having absolutely fine seasons, and he's having a very strong season too."

Ian Ferris
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