DWIGHT McNeil’s stock is forever rising and he puts that down to his Burnley team mates and manager Sean Dyche.

Since coming into a struggling Burnley side in December of last year, McNeil has been an ever-present since scoring on his first start for club in the 2-0 win at home to West Ham in the final game of 2018.

McNeil is coming out of his shell more and more at the club as he settles into the first team environment and is being helped by some of the big characters in the Burnley dressing room.

Having started all four of the Clarets’ Premier League matches in the new season, the midfielder was rewarded for his form and received a call-up to the England Under-21s squad before he had to withdraw with a minor injury.

McNeil has credited his team mates for giving him the ball and encouraging him to express himself on the biggest of stages.

“I just try and take what I do in to the game and try to be positive on the ball,” said McNeil.

“The lads around me help with that. They all believe in me and they all help me out. I just like getting on the ball, trying to keep hold of it and showing what I can do. I’ve got the gaffer who is helping me out, all the players, all the staff around me, they’ve been really helpful.

“They’re helping me become the player that I want to become.

“I keep getting my chance and hopefully I’ll continue progressing as a player in the future.

“He [Sean Dyche] has always given me advice and it’s always good to have him around.

“He’s a really good gaffer so I’ve just got to keep on doing what I’m doing.

“I know I can’t get ahead of myself, I’ve got to stay grounded and humble.”

McNeil has made six appearances for England U20s side and has scored once for them.

He will be looking to make his debut for the U21s in the next international break - if selected - and then his eyes will be firmly set on breaking into the senior squad.

After a tough start to their new campaign playing against the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, Burnley enter a stage in the season where they have what can be classed as winnable matches.

Next up is Brighton at the Amex on Saturday and then newly-promoted Norwich at home.