Clarets set to bid again for Barnes

Ashley Barnes

Ashley Barnes

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche says his search for January reinforcements is ongoing.

The Clarets had a £750,000 bid for Ashley Barnes rejected by Championship Brighton last week but are expected to return with an improved offer.

However, with the Seagulls digging their heels in over keeping the striker, plus Burnley dealing with a number of minor injuries affecting defence and midfield, Dyche is keeping his options open.

“There are a number of irons in fires. There’s an order of business because we haven’t just got the finance to throw it at six or seven so we’ll see how the next few days develops,” said the Clarets boss, who is not anticipating long-term problems for defenders Ben Mee, who missed Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Southampton, or Michael Duff, who was rested.

On-loan winger Michael Kightly was absent with a minor knee problem.

“We’ve still got knocks. Kightly has had a knock, Duff had a couple of knocks that we need to get on top of,” Dyche added.

“The stretched side of the squad is an obvious one. It allows us to give some of the younger ones a feel of it but we need those players back as quick as possible.

“We’re hopeful they’re not too serious. Ben had a thigh problem but we’re happy that’s settling down quickly.”

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9:10am Mon 6 Jan 14

FakeVilla_MTCabinet says...

Better of with Frank Barnes and his fleet of skips
Better of with Frank Barnes and his fleet of skips FakeVilla_MTCabinet
  • Score: -14

10:18am Mon 6 Jan 14

mjp 53 says...

FakeVilla_MTCabinet wrote:
Better of with Frank Barnes and his fleet of skips
Wow, jealousy doesnt befit you, neither does bitterness. Keep taking the hormone therapy drugs.
[quote][p][bold]FakeVilla_MTCabinet[/bold] wrote: Better of with Frank Barnes and his fleet of skips[/p][/quote]Wow, jealousy doesnt befit you, neither does bitterness. Keep taking the hormone therapy drugs. mjp 53
  • Score: 14

12:14pm Mon 6 Jan 14

TurfMoorTom says...

We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move?
We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move? TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 1

2:42pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move?
Why the thumbs down? He's only asking a question.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move?[/p][/quote]Why the thumbs down? He's only asking a question. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: -6

4:29pm Mon 6 Jan 14

tall in the saddle says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move?
Don't be daft and read the article. He wants to improve squad depth
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move?[/p][/quote]Don't be daft and read the article. He wants to improve squad depth tall in the saddle
  • Score: 0

5:07pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move?
Why the thumbs down? He's only asking a question.
No, he's a fifth columnist. And I suspect he's someone else's nom-de-plume. Maybe yours in an attempt to shed your nonsensical moniker?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move?[/p][/quote]Why the thumbs down? He's only asking a question.[/p][/quote]No, he's a fifth columnist. And I suspect he's someone else's nom-de-plume. Maybe yours in an attempt to shed your nonsensical moniker? Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 5

5:29pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move?
Why the thumbs down? He's only asking a question.
No, he's a fifth columnist. And I suspect he's someone else's nom-de-plume. Maybe yours in an attempt to shed your nonsensical moniker?
You still don't get it do you. Is it still bothering you ? I'll tell you some time and make a fool of you.
I could have called myself Incinerated Sausage, but that would be silly wouldn't it?
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: We're bidding for a striker? Does that mean Ings is on the move?[/p][/quote]Why the thumbs down? He's only asking a question.[/p][/quote]No, he's a fifth columnist. And I suspect he's someone else's nom-de-plume. Maybe yours in an attempt to shed your nonsensical moniker?[/p][/quote]You still don't get it do you. Is it still bothering you ? I'll tell you some time and make a fool of you. I could have called myself Incinerated Sausage, but that would be silly wouldn't it? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

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