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Dyche says several England players in his Burnley team

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes he has several England players in his team.

Along with goalkeeper Nick Pope, Dyche highlighted Charlie Taylor, James Tarkowski and Ben Mee as players who could figure in the national manager's thinking while Dwight McNeil, who is part of the Under-21 group and has trained with the senior squad, is working his way into contention.

Asked about Taylor's chances, he said: “I think he should be in the background of some of the players who are out there I feel.

“I don't know whether they monitor him, I speak to Gareth (Southgate) but I don't speak about the players but I think Charlie is a player who continues to improve in the Premier League.

"I think Dwight McNeil should at least be around the thinking, not necessarily in the squad or starting but in the thinking.

“Tarky is a definite for me and Ben would be another one but I think he (Southgate) is looking beyond that now.

“Popey, well 11 clean sheets isn't a bad marker when you are playing for a side like Burnley in the Premier League.

“I think that is top (individually) in the division so I think that is a fair marker of him and the team."

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