Injuries won't derail the Clarets, says Webber

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Sean Dyche

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SEAN Dyche is the man to galvanise the Clarets and come through their end-of-season injury crisis, says the Burnley boss’ former team-mate Danny Webber.

The striker, now with Accrington Stanley, spent almost two full seasons with Dyche at Watford from the summer of 2003.

It was with Portsmouth in the 2009/10 season that the Manchester United youth product suffered a ruptured cruciate knee ligament – similar to the injury that has written off Burnley striker Sam Vokes’ season.

The Wales international joins Kieran Trippier and top scorer Danny Ings on the treatment table, while midfielder Dean Marney is another key absentee for the weekend trip to Watford through the second of a two-match ban.

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But Webber is confident that the untimely disruptions will not break Burnley’s stride in the quest for automatic promotion to the Premier League. Not with Dyche in charge.

“I’m sure with the momentum that Sean Dyche has got and the winning mentality they have managed to adopt they will be able to get over the line,” said 32-year-old.

“I can’t see them faltering, largely because Dychey is at the helm.

“He will deal with the disappointment but say ‘we still have a job to do’.

“His mentality is second to none and rubs off on his players.”

And Webber is confident that Vokes will be able to capitalise on a memorable season when he returns to full fitness, but warned that it will be a long and at time agonising process.

“I sympathise with Sam. I did it while playing in the Premier League with Portsmouth,” he added.

“But while it’s a long road back, and not a nice road, the good thing is that surgery, technology and rehabilitation gets better year on year.”

However, Webber urged caution in coming back too soon.

“If you come back within the first six months the chances are you’ll do it again,” he said.

“After about nine months you feel okay but it’s probably about two years until it feels like your knee again.

“After being back for a month I tore a little bit of cartilage. You’re still building your knee back up.

“It affected the way I had to play football again, as it did with Joe Cole. Phil Jagielka had the same injury but he’s more straight lines rather than twisting and turning.

“But medical advances are being made all the time and with good surgeons and good rehab I’m sure Sam will be fine. He will make a full recovery.”

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10:26am Thu 3 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.
But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable. TurfMoorTom
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10:38am Thu 3 Apr 14

MikeMada says...

Ha! They had 2 wonder strikes and Heaton didn't have a save to make. How are B45t4rd5 doing?
Ha! They had 2 wonder strikes and Heaton didn't have a save to make. How are B45t4rd5 doing? MikeMada
  • Score: 14

10:48am Thu 3 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.
If we look like Amateurs then Blackburn look like Funny Girls Eleven, playing in the Gay League Division Six.

We'll never play you again.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.[/p][/quote]If we look like Amateurs then Blackburn look like Funny Girls Eleven, playing in the Gay League Division Six. We'll never play you again. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 17

10:56am Thu 3 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.
So you think injuries have derailed us after only our 4th loss in 39 league games? How many games have Blackburn lost this season? I believe its 12. That's right just under a third of your league game have ended in defeat. Explain that?

Strangely enough though, we were without Trippier and Ings for the Doncaster game. We won 2-0. Great performance and goal from Stanislas that day.

We were without Trippier and Ings for the Charlton game. We won 3-0 away. Barnes and Kightly chipped in with goals.

We were without Ings for the Leeds game. We won 2-1. Scott Arfield scored the winner.

Prior to that we scored 3 at Birmingham in a game that we should have won but were robbed by bad refereeing and a blatant handball, Marney and Duff both scored.

And I don't need to remind you who scored against you lot at Ewood, I imagine you're still having nightmares about that day aren't you.

And prior to beating you clowns at Ewood, we'd already beaten Nottingham Forest and Derby, with goals from Jones, Marney and Arfield.

So we lost our 4th game of the season against a full strength Leicester side who are flying at the moment. We'd lost Marney to suspension, Ings and Trippier were still out and we lost Sam Vokes within the first few minutes. However the best team won and we had no arguments.

The thing that may surprise you however is that last season Cardiff were promoted as champions on 87 points after losing 9 games. Hull went up in 2nd place on 79 points after losing 15 games!

Burnley are currently on 79 points with 7 games to play. Magic init.

So on the balance it seems that your comment is based, once again, simply on your hopes and dreams of us somehow not making automatic promotion. Would that be about right?

Tough game to come at Watford and a point would be very welcome. But after that we have three winnable games against Barnsley, Middlesbrough and Blackpool. A total return of 7 points out of those 4 games would more than likely see us up with 3 games to spare, and a promotion party at home to Wigan.

Bet that makes you feel a bit sick doesn't it Mungo.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.[/p][/quote]So you think injuries have derailed us after only our 4th loss in 39 league games? How many games have Blackburn lost this season? I believe its 12. That's right just under a third of your league game have ended in defeat. Explain that? Strangely enough though, we were without Trippier and Ings for the Doncaster game. We won 2-0. Great performance and goal from Stanislas that day. We were without Trippier and Ings for the Charlton game. We won 3-0 away. Barnes and Kightly chipped in with goals. We were without Ings for the Leeds game. We won 2-1. Scott Arfield scored the winner. Prior to that we scored 3 at Birmingham in a game that we should have won but were robbed by bad refereeing and a blatant handball, Marney and Duff both scored. And I don't need to remind you who scored against you lot at Ewood, I imagine you're still having nightmares about that day aren't you. And prior to beating you clowns at Ewood, we'd already beaten Nottingham Forest and Derby, with goals from Jones, Marney and Arfield. So we lost our 4th game of the season against a full strength Leicester side who are flying at the moment. We'd lost Marney to suspension, Ings and Trippier were still out and we lost Sam Vokes within the first few minutes. However the best team won and we had no arguments. The thing that may surprise you however is that last season Cardiff were promoted as champions on 87 points after losing 9 games. Hull went up in 2nd place on 79 points after losing 15 games! Burnley are currently on 79 points with 7 games to play. Magic init. So on the balance it seems that your comment is based, once again, simply on your hopes and dreams of us somehow not making automatic promotion. Would that be about right? Tough game to come at Watford and a point would be very welcome. But after that we have three winnable games against Barnsley, Middlesbrough and Blackpool. A total return of 7 points out of those 4 games would more than likely see us up with 3 games to spare, and a promotion party at home to Wigan. Bet that makes you feel a bit sick doesn't it Mungo. Super_Clarets
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12:41pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.
Glory big boy days are over, Hound out JUDAS 2 ,, JUUUUUDA AAAAS lol
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.[/p][/quote]Glory big boy days are over, Hound out JUDAS 2 ,, JUUUUUDA AAAAS lol Keen O to Get Kean Out
  • Score: -7

12:53pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.
Glory big boy days are over, Hound out JUDAS 2 ,, JUUUUUDA AAAAS lol
What?

I think you'll find that our Glory days are just beginning sunshine.

4 Years, 2-1 & 26 massive points ahead of your inbred set of gimps.

Poor old Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.[/p][/quote]Glory big boy days are over, Hound out JUDAS 2 ,, JUUUUUDA AAAAS lol[/p][/quote]What? I think you'll find that our Glory days are just beginning sunshine. 4 Years, 2-1 & 26 massive points ahead of your inbred set of gimps. Poor old Blackburn. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 11

1:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.
God you're thick. The basics. Burnley can't be or look like amateurs over 39 games and have 79 points. No one claimed that a lack of cover for the forwards was unforeseeable.

How's your website hits going by the way? Such f.u.cking unparalleled vanity.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: But they already have? Leicester made Burnley look like amateurs and had no cover up front after one injury early in the game. Hardly unforeseeable.[/p][/quote]God you're thick. The basics. Burnley can't be or look like amateurs over 39 games and have 79 points. No one claimed that a lack of cover for the forwards was unforeseeable. How's your website hits going by the way? Such f.u.cking unparalleled vanity. RobH2O
  • Score: 10

1:51pm Thu 3 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

Fun stuff now. Average promotion points in second place in last 10 years is 85. We need to win two from 7!!

COYC
Fun stuff now. Average promotion points in second place in last 10 years is 85. We need to win two from 7!! COYC RobH2O
  • Score: 9

6:38pm Thu 3 Apr 14

stevieclaret says...

Ings back for Blackpool game n the team will be buzzing. Watford on sat will be incredibly tough n id take a draw now. marney then back with trips for barnsley n middlesbro. We still av quality on the bench and 9 points to play with...
Ings back for Blackpool game n the team will be buzzing. Watford on sat will be incredibly tough n id take a draw now. marney then back with trips for barnsley n middlesbro. We still av quality on the bench and 9 points to play with... stevieclaret
  • Score: 4

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