SEAN Dyche believes the younger members of his Burnley side who spent the week in Ireland will have benefited from spending time around his senior stars.

Defender Tom Anderson, midfielder Aiden O'Neill and striker Dan Agyei were all involved throughout the week and played against Shamrock Rovers on Friday night.

And Dyche believes a week of living alongside the more senior professionals can only help them.

"It’s subliminal learning sometimes," the Clarets chief said.

"It’s not that players sit them down and chat it through with them like we do as a staff, it’s that feeling around the group, it’s listening and learning and being around the older players and it rubs off on you as a younger player and that’s as important as anything.

"It’s hard to define that, it’s hard to put a measure on it, but we know from experience and I know from when I was a young player going up through the ladder it does rub off on you and it’s important to have them around the group."

The trio all spent time away from the club on loan last season, but they will remain involved during pre-season and Dyche hinted more youngsters could feature during the summer.

"They’ve all had good loan spells, Daniel was more involved at the end of last season whilst Aiden was out getting game time and Tom has had a couple of good loans," he said.

"Pre-season is always a good time for the younger players and there’s a couple more who might come into the squad when we get back to England."