BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche has praised Jeff Hendrick for his recent performances and said the Clarets midfielder was replaced at half time in the weekend defeat to Crystal Palace to try and

Hendrick has found some form on the right hand side of midfield with his ability to tuck inside and do defensive work allowing Dyche to select a more attack minded winger on the other flank.

But the Clarets chief admitted he wanted a natural wideman on the park against the Eagles to try and capitalise on Burnley's possession.

Explaining his decision to bring on Johann Berg Gudmundsson in place of Hendrick, Dyche said: "There was an area on the pitch that we got into so many times on that side and we thought we could open that up with a more natural wide player which is Johann.

"But Jeff has done so, so well for us, he has earned the right to be playing.

"We were trying to change the feel of it and trying to affect it from the bench.

"We were just trying to affect the game then at 2-0 down with Johann who came on and tried to impact the game.

"Jeff has worked ever so hard and we ask a lot of Jeff. He has been terrific for us."

Dyche also singled out full back Charlie Taylor while the Burnley boss felt the returning Ashley Westwood impressed.

"I thought he was very good," the Clarets chief said of the midfielder. "I thought Charlie Taylor again was good.

"I didn’t think there was particularly much wrong with Dwight’s performance after taking home off the other day. He could have been disappointed but he wasn’t.

"I thought Crouchy was a handful again when he came on.

"It was a confusing (result), I thought it was a lot tighter than the scoreline in real terms. Stats don’t win games but statistically it was a really strong performance.

"The clinical side of the game is so important, we had so many good moments to do better with those moments to cause trouble and score goals and we didn’t do that."