BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche thinks new signing Bailey Peacock-Farrell can follow the same path as England international Nick Pope.

The young goalkeeper joined Dyche's ranks from Leeds United for £2.5 million on Friday, the 22-year-old joining the likes of Pope and Joe Hart in the shot stopping department at Turf Moor.

The move has similarities to the one Pope made when he left Charlton Athletic to join the Clarets for £1m in the summer of 2016.

Pope had to bide his time to stake his claim for the number one shirt, playing for the Under-23s and training alongside Heaton and Paul Robinson, before overtaking the latter as number two towards the end of that 2016 season.

In September 2017, when Heaton suffered a dislocated shoulder, Pope took his chance, and ended up on the plane to the World Cup with England, after helping the Clarets finish seventh, qualifying for the Europa League.

Pope looks set to start the season as number one, with Joe Hart also competing for the place between the sticks, but Dyche is confident the new signing from Leeds will prove a good signing.

"He's a young keeper learning - there's a lot more to go with him, Billy (Mercer)'s done a lot of good work with the keepers, and they've paid him back with growing performance levels, and I hope he matures into a very good keeper, which I think he will," said Dyche.

"He's been in the building a couple of days and has a really good manner about him, and he'll probably look at the pathway of people like Popey and think 'that's the trajectory I want to be on', so we'll see how he goes, but we like what we see.

"I've only spoken to him a couple of times, but I think he's got a maturity about him, centre halves have it as well, it's a longer-term development plan, and he sees that, because he will develop here.

"Not only from Bill, but working with the keepers we've got, it's a really good mix, and we're really happy to have him here.

"I believe in Popey and Joe, and will learn about Bailey, who looks like he has a real desire and hunger to learn."

Like Pope, that learning can be accelerated by injuries, suspensions and form as Dyche included: "I like the mix in the goalkeeping department, with Bailey coming in as well. And there's a competitive mix.

"I must make it clear, we have a plan for Bailey, but that plan can change very quickly, you get an injury etc.

"I said to be aware of that, we'll fast-track him to fitness to make sure he is ready, but also be aware there's a longer-term thinking behind him being here.

"He's hungry and my first impressions are he's a proper young man who wants to be a good professional and learn, which is great."