BURNLEY might be without a representative in the England squad for the first time under Gareth Southgate this week, but for boss Sean Dyche the presence of Michael Keane and Kieran Trippier shows how the Clarets have helped develop players during his time at the club.

Tom Heaton’s absence with a shoulder injury has left the Clarets without an England squad member, but the influence of Dyche can still be felt ahead of the final World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia at Wembley tonight and in Lithuania on Sunday.

Both Keane and Trippier took strides forward in their time at Turf Moor and that improvement has helped them earn places in the Three Lions squad.

And Dyche believes the development of the pair and others can only help convince potential signings to make the move to East Lancashire.

“A number of agents have said to me that players have enjoyed it and moved forward, even players that aren’t as recognised as Keane and Trips,” Dyche said.

“There’s a way of working that allows them a chance to grow and develop and we try and do that as best as we can.

“It’s offering good quality feedback, good lines of communication. It’s been a slow change in football, it’s become business like. In my day you didn’t get feedback, you didn’t get video analysis, it was do what I say.”

Keane and Trippier are two of the most high profile examples of players who have improved under the guidance of Dyche and his coaching staff at Burnley.

The form of Ben Mee and James Tarkowski so far this season has again led to suggestions they could force their way into an England squad, and for the Clarets chiefs seeing players improve while they’re at the club is as important as picking up results on a weekend.

“I hope we’ve rubbed off on a lot of players during our time here, not just the obvious ones. There’s other players who have remembered their time here and still give me the odd text and phone call,” Dyche said.

“They value it as much as the bigger names that have left. It gives you some feedback that you’re doing something right for them as players.

“It’s something I felt was important to me when I went into coaching. It was ‘what’s your outcome’ for me as a person? It was to allow them a chance to be better than they are, and if you get that right enough they improve as a team and they win more, so it does pay you back.

“That was with youth players but I’ve stuck with that with first team players. Whatever the situation is, if you know you’re doing good work and they’re going to get better, then I can lay my head on the pillow at night and sleep easy.”