Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes Robbie Brady will be able to have a bigger impact next term after getting a full pre-season under his belt with the club.
The Republic of Ireland international joined the Clarets for £13million on transfer deadline day in January from Hull, but failed to have a major impact.
Brady was expected to provide some added Premier League experience to the squad and play a part in helping the club retain their place in the top flight.
The 25-year-old did show up well on his home debut with a goal as he curled in a free kick to claim a 1-1 draw with champions Chelsea, however he has since started just five games.
Burnley were able to secure their place in the Premier League without a heavy involvement from Brady and Dyche believes he will play a bigger role in 2017-18.
Dyche, who will be able to deploy the utility man in a variety of different roles, feels Brady struggled to settle because he didn’t get the chance to work with the squad during pre-season.
Dyche said:“Robbie came in in January and I think he needs a pre-season with us to really get how we work and get used to the players.
“It’s hand in glove with some players, but it can take time with others, he’s taken a bit of time to get used to what we are.”
Burnley finish their season at home against West Ham on Sunday and can be backed at 2.40 to win.
The Hammers are priced at 3.00 to pick up all three points and the draw is available at 3.50.