DWIGHT McNeil isn’t getting caught up in the hype surrounding his continuing rise and insists he can get better.

There’s no sign of second season syndrome for the Burnley winger, the 19-year-old having been a key figure for Sean Dyche so far this campaign.

That has led to plenty of speculation surrounding his future, McNeil being linked with a return to Manchester United having been released from the Old Trafford academy at the age of 14.

But the England Under-21 international, who featured in the defeat in the Netherlands on Tuesday night, insists all his attention is on keeping on an upward trajectory with the Clarets.

"I think I'm doing well, but I also think there's a lot of room for improvement,” said McNeil.  

“I'll just keep on working hard in training and in games and I'll see where it takes me.
"He (Dyche) tells me when I'm doing well and also when I'm not doing too well, which is what I need.

“He's a really good manager who has helped me in and out of possession. He leaves me to it really, he trusts all the players.”

As well as improving the player on the field, Dyche is also seemingly being a big help to the Turf Moor prospect off it as he learns to deal with the attention that comes with being a rising star in the Premier League.

"I don't take any interest in that, I just worry about my football,” McNeil said.

“I'll just keep on doing what I'm doing and see where that takes me.

"It gives you confidence, but the gaffer and all the lads know how to keep my feet on the ground. I've just got to keep doing what I'm doing and let my football do the talking.”

After international duty with Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions, McNeil is now focused on a return to Clarets action on Saturday, Dyche’s side looking to build on getting back to winning ways before the international break with a 3-0 win over West Ham.

“A clean sheet is important and that's a big confidence boost for the lads, especially the defence and Popey (Nick Pope),” McNeil said.

"We've got some big games coming up as soon as we're back, but hopefully we can take that performance into those games and the rest will take care of itself.”