Sean Dyche says Burnley returns to safe return from Premier League
LONDON: Burnley manager Sean Dyche says his team is ready to finish the Premier league season as long as the return to action can be handled safely.
Premier league chiefs are keen to restart the postponed season in June if the government gives the green light amid the coronavirus crisis.
Manchester city striker Sergio Aguero and Brighton forward Glenn Murray They have expressed concern about having to gamble while there is still a risk of contracting the virus.
But the prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to outline details of how Britain will exit lockdown on Sunday before the next Premier league meeting to discuss the restart plan takes place a day later.
Dyche hopes it will be clear the Premier league can resume matches safely once those two key events have taken place.
First, it goes from the central government. Nothing is decided and no dates have been decided at this time. I think what the prime minister says on Sunday will affect that, Dyche told Clarets Player on Wednesday.
"There's a lot of conjecture on what's going to open and that will then knock on to the Premier league meeting (next week), in which they will take a view from the Government on how we can best move this forward.
There are many ideas and many thoughts. We are very much in favor of the idea of moving forward, when we can, of course, and when it is safe, and the players also have a clear mind about it.
They want the season to continue and end.
The Premier league are reportedly ready to stage the remaining matches behind closed doors at neutral venues despite protests from a number of clubs.
Aston Villa, Brighton and West Ham have expressed their objection to losing the home advantage in their battle to avoid relegation.
That is not an issue for Dyche, whose side have ambitions at the other end of the table as they sat in 10th, just six points off the European places, when the Premier league was suspended.
They all thought the same. Everyone wants to train again and they want the season to move forward. They understand the importance and to themselves, as individuals, he said.
I think our players are thirsty to go back to that and play again sometime.