Premier League

Burnley

Transfer Centre

Sean Dyche: 'Signing Joe Hart was not rocket science'

By , Football League Correspondent | 5mo
Sean Dyche is happy with Burnley's decision to sign Joe Hart from Manchester City, despite the number of goalkeepers already available to him.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has insisted that bringing in goalkeeper Joe Hart on a permanent deal was a simple decision to make.

The Clarets snapped up the England international for a fee of £3.5m, adding him to a squad that already includes Nick Pope, Tom Heaton and Anders Lindegaard.

Dyche moved for Hart after Pope sustained a shoulder injury, seeing him join Heaton in the treatment room, while Lindegaard has also struggled with a thigh problem.

After seeing his summer purchase keep clean sheets in his first two matches, with Burnley playing out goalless draws against Istanbul Basaksehir and Southampton, Dyche has again defended the club's decision to sign Hart.

"Given the situation as it came around with the injuries that we had in the goalkeeping department," he told reporters at Wednesday's press conference. "I cannot understand the debate at all. It is pretty simplistic.

"[It was a] random injury to Nick Pope, the one last year to Tom which started off a longer process, Anders goes down with a thigh injury, it is not rocket science.

"The only difference is that we signed Joe and it was not a loan, but I am pleased with the business. Why would you not want a competitive unit? And all very good in my opinion."

Hart is expected to retain his place in the side for Thursday's Europa League third-round qualifier second leg against Istanbul Basaksehir.



amp_article_333542 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2018-08-26 08:11:47:
html db last update - 2019-01-22 18:34:52 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html

Click here for more stories about Sean Dyche

Click here for more stories about Burnley

Share this article now:
Loading ...

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.