Date: 30th March 2017 at 8:36pm
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Manager Sean Dyche’s press conference saw positive news on the injury front for Burnley ahead of the weekend’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

The Burnley Express have Dyche confirming that Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson had been given some positive news recently given his six week lay off with a medial knee ligament problem.

Having been out of action since the FA Cup exit to Lincoln City, it’s now believed he is close to a return to action as a recent scan by a specialist didn’t show anything untoward for the player.

‘Johann has had a big breakthrough in the last week. He`s running freely again, more or less pain free now, so he`s on the verge of training with us.’

Pressed for a potential first team return that certainly wouldn’t be this weekend.

‘Not quite yet. He`s mainly with the sports science team this week. Maybe early next week. He probably needs a game now, because it`s been a number of weeks, and a few weeks more than we`d hoped. He probably needs a game to make sure, but he`s in much better spirits at the moment, so that`s good.’

There was also an update on Belgium midfielder Steven Defour who has also made progress over the international break with his hamstring problem.

‘Steven is fitter generally. I`d still like him to get a game when we can, but he`s looking way fitter. He`s joined in with training as normal.’

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