EFL PUNDIT Don Goodman fears Burnley might struggle next season following their relegation from the Premier League.

The Clarets will be playing in the second tier for the first time since 2015/16 after failing to beat the drop under interim boss Mike Jackson.

Goodman believes “a massive overhaul” will take place at Turf Moor and isn’t expecting the club to make an immediate return to the Premier League.

“It’s a tough one because there’s a lot of reasons why they might struggle,” he told FreeSuperTips. “But we’ve got to see in June and July who stays, who goes and what manager comes in before we can make any genuine assessment.

“In this juncture, it looks very much as if a lot of players will be leaving such as Tarkowski, Cornet, Dwight McNeil possibly, Weghorst, who are the best players.

“I believe there are a lot of other players also out of contract, there’s been lots of changes in the backroom staff and the academy status is under review.

“There’s also this financial issue, with a large portion of this £65 million loan having to be repaid following relegation. The Premier League TV revenue in the last accounts accounted for 90% of Burnley’s revenue.

“On the face of it you look at Burnley and you don’t see a club who will do a Fulham or a Norwich and bounce back at the first attempt.

“There’s an awful lot going on and a massive overhaul will take place, but whether that restores some positivity remains to be seen.”

During their time in the top-flight, the Clarets twice finished in the top half and even qualified for Europe back in 2017.

Goodman added: “It’s a big achievement. But slowly but surely over the past five years in the Premier League, we’ve seen this club stand still with the same players, playing the same way with the same manager.

“They haven’t really invested in players, last summer there were a few additions, but they only really spent money on Nathan Collins and Cornet.

“Really the only upgrade they had was from Cornet as well and whilst they’ve stood still the average age of the squad kept going up.

“Eventually you felt it was going to catch up with them, they finished fourth bottom last season and didn’t invest enough in the summer.”