SEAN Dyche says Dwight McNeil hasn’t been ‘over-coached’ as the Clarets winger continues his impressive progress.

McNeil has joined up with the England Under-20s squad ahead of games with Poland and Portugal having scored in the weekend defeat to Leicester.

It is the way 19-year-old McNeil, who has started 13 Premier League games, is able to find space that most impresses his manager after netting his second goal in Burnley colours.

“Dwight is more a modern winger in a sense where he plays inside, outside, and he can drift into good positions,” Dyche said, having shrugged off comparisons to Ashley Young who he worked with at Watford.

“He kind of drifts in centrally, because of his understanding of the wide role, but he has played in there with a three as well.

“There’s a cleverness to him, his understanding of the attacking side of the tactical shape of the team is very good.

“Some of it is natural, we haven’t over-coached him, he gets into good positions anyway.”

McNeil had been linked to a call-up to the Under-21s side, but has settled for a spot in Paul Simpson’s squad.

The young Lions face Poland at St. George’s Park on Thursday before they head to Penafiel for their match with Portugal on Tuesday.

Dyche says Burnley have tried to keep things simple with McNeil to ensure he doesn’t become ‘overwhelmed’ with information, in a bid to keep progressing.

Of the former Manchester United youngster, Dyche added added: “Really we’ve been coaching him on small details, not all the big stuff. You can overwhelm young players with too much, and we’ve shown him some clips and spoken to him about some things, but a lot of it is letting him go at the minute because he’s doing so well.”

“I think he continues to grow and make sense of it, it’s hard to explain when you’re young, but in a kind of free-flowing way, not over-thinking it, coming in training, doing the simple things well, getting himself prepared, and enjoying the challenge of it.

“I think that’s a good place to be, rather than too much over-coaching, and over-analysing, we’ve kept it quite simple, and so has he.

“He continues to get on with it and enjoy it.”