Charlie Taylor believes Burnley have a “special talent” on their hands in Dwight McNeil.

The 20-year-old continues to go from strength to strength and is widely regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League.

McNeil has been a near ever present since breaking into the side in January 2019 and during that time has formed an impressive partnership with Taylor down the left-hand side.

The former Leeds man cannot speak highly enough about the Clarets’ prize asset, who is likely to line up for England's Under-21s at Turf Moor at the end of March.

Taylor believes the pair complement each other well having caught the eye during a three-game unbeaten run that has included wins over Leicester City and Manchester United and a draw at home to Arsenal that was so nearly a third straight victory.

“I’ve said numerous times, I’m his biggest fan,” said the 26-year-old.

“I love playing with him, I know when I give him the ball I can get it back and he links really well.

“He’s a special talent and his career is just starting off.

“For someone so young to be playing week in, week out, there’s not many in the Premier League doing that at his age.

“We’re lucky to have him.”

While McNeil is being linked with big-money moves away, Taylor is also on the rise with his manager Sean Dyche tipping him for England honours in the not too distant future.

The full back however is just taking things as they come having found himself behind Erik Pieters in the early weeks of the season.

A niggling injury before the start of the campaign meant Taylor had to shift the Dutchman who initially impressed on his arrival from Stoke.

Now though, there is no doubting left back is Taylor's spot to lose with the 0-0 draw against Arsenal last time out bringing a ninth clean sheet of the campaign.

“I think I’m getting better and better with each game, I’m getting more experience, more exposure to the Premier League,” he said with a trip to Southampton next up on Saturday.

“It can only help. You’re learning on the job and I’m learning every game coming up against new opponents every week.

“It’s hard but it’s where I want to be and where everyone wants to be.”