Burnley boss Sean Dyche pleased with summer transfer business
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 08/09/17 3:41pm
Burnley manager Sean Dyche declared himself pleased with the club’s summer transfer business, especially the different options he now has in attack.
Wood in particular has settled in well, scoring a stoppage-time equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Tottenham at Wembley before the international break to help the club reach four points from their opening three matches of the Premier League campaign.
"I'm generally really pleased, especially with getting some business done early, which I always think every manager wants to do," Dyche said ahead of Sunday's game with Crystal Palace, live on Sky Sports.
"There were a couple of situations we thought were close but didn't actually get there. That's the way it goes but I am pleased with the squad and the way in which they are playing.
"Our business has been done pretty early. All parties have to agree - the opposite club, the player, often the player's agent.
"In our situation this summer, they all came together pretty quickly and I am pleased with it."
As for Wood and Wells, Dyche finds a correlation between the two player's history, with both having played for a number of clubs during their career without being given the opportunity to perform regularly in the top-flight.
"[Wood] is similar to [Sam] Vokes in as much as he had a number of loan spells, he had been wandering around football a little.
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"He found a home at Leeds and did very well there but we wanted to make him a part of what we do here and he has started very well.
"Nakhi is a player I have known for a while. I like the idea of hungry players who want to perform at the top level.
"Like Wood, he has been searching for his chance and it wasn't clear it was going to come at Huddersfield.
"He is another player we have been monitoring for a long time and sometimes the lines just cross at the right time.
"He's obviously something different to what we've got. We know in the Premier League you need as many different attacking threats as possible and he is a different type to what we've got."
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