Burnley boss Sean Dyche staying silent on link with striker Chris Wood


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Burnley boss Sean Dyche was unwilling to be drawn on speculation linking the Clarets with Leeds United forward Chris Wood after their 1-0 defeat to West Brom.

The striker appears set to leave the Championship outfit, having not featured in the squad for Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Reports suggested Wood had asked to be left out of the matchday squad and while Dyche would not rule out a move for the player when asked directly, the Burnley boss stopped short of confirming interest.

“We’ve been linked with lots of players. We will watch this space and see what comes. We are still in the market, still looking at different options,” Dyche told reporters.

He also insisted that his side were unfortunate to lose against the Baggies at Turf Moor.

The game was set for a stalemate until sub Hal Robson-Kanu netted a fine goal midway through the second half.

Ben Mee and Jon Walters had earlier spurned terrific headed chances to put the home side in front and Dyche felt his team had merited at least a draw.

“The game is unfair sometimes and today I thought it was. We gave a very good performance, we created enough to get something from the game,” he said.

“I have been very pleased. It is a tough one today because I was not happy with the result but I was happy with the performance.

We are laying down some good markers for how we want to play and where we want to be.”

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