ASHLEY Barnes is a firm fan-favourite at Turf Moor, so much so, Burnley fan Bacchus has recorded a grime song in his honour.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is not concerned as to whether his star man gets the recognition he deserves away from the club.

January 2014, £450,000 was spent on the striker from Brighton - making him Dyche's first signing at the club where money had changed hands - Barnes' standing in the Premier League has grown year upon year while he has become a striker defenders do not relish playing against.

Barnes has since gone on to make 166 appearances for Burnley and taking his tally of goals to 37 - two of them coming in the 3-0 victory over Southampton in the opening game of the season at Turf Moor last Saturday.

That double adds to his strong showing in 2019 - where he has notched 11 goals - one more than Liverpool's Mo Salah and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

"He doesn't go under the radar here, and what we think of him, the players think of him and the fans think of him here.

"He won't be that bothered."

The Burnley boss believes his striker has adapted to make the most of the assets at his disposal, to prove he belongs at Premier League level: "You learn the game more and more, the older you get, the wiser you get.

"You don't become as affected, he hasn't scored in pre-season but he didn't look like a striker who hadn't scored.

“He wasn’t snatching at things. His finishes were excellent.

“He continues to learn about himself and the game, and that mental resilience grows the more you play at the highest level.

“He is certainly a very effective player, he continues to learn about himself and his game and how he can be effective."

Asked about the grime track in Barnes' honour, Dyche replied: "I'm not too big on grime! Is it what you clean? I can't wait to listen."