Michael Keane can handle England profile, Burnley's Sean Dyche says
Last Updated: 30/03/17 4:46pm
Michael Keane's England debut will accelerate his growth into "a very good player", according to Burnley boss Sean Dyche.
The centre-half's debut against Germany last week made him the first Clarets player in 43 years to represent England.
But a growing profile will not upset Keane's calm demeanour, according to Dyche, who said: "I don't think that will worry him at all.
"He's a pretty level kind of player really. His mentality is pretty solid. I've never looked on him as short of belief and I think this will add to it.
"The biggest thing is wearing the shirt. The fact is that feeling of playing for your national side, putting on the shirt and going out there in such a tough first game as Germany away...that can only add to what he's becoming and that's a very good player.
"He's earned the right to be considered as a fine centre-half, because he is one."
Just four Premier League sides have conceded fewer home goals this season than Burnley, who host Tottenham at Turf Moor on Saturday.
And amid the praise for Keane, his manager was keen to highlight the contribution of defensive partner Ben Mee.
"I think Ben goes under the radar slightly more but I think he's delivered very good performances this season," he said.
"I'm really pleased with the work they've both done. There's a good group there, a really competitive group. I'm pleased with all of them in different ways.
"It's good in one sense that people think highly of your players, not just Keano, but a number of players."