Sheffield Wednesday: Dyche urges Clarets to keep old boy quiet

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Should Ross Wallace be involved tomorrow, Burnley manager Sean Dyche hopes the attacking midfielder has a stinker.

Wednesday snapped up Wallace on a free transfer in July following his release by the Clarets.

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

The 30-year-old featured prominently in Burnley’s 2014 promotion-winning season but struggled to command a regular first-team spot last term, making just 15 appearances.

Dyche said: “It will be good to see Ross [Wallace]. Other than playing against us we wish him well in his time there. He had some good moments for us.

“He didn’t play as much first team football as he probably wanted which is inevitably why in the end he’s gone, but he played some important parts and was always good around us and around the group.

“He had some really key moments in our time here in helping the team to be successful over the last couple of years.”

With the Owls having heavily revamped their squad in recent months, Dyche admits he is unsure of what to expect from Carlos Carvalhal’s side.

“They’re carrying a very big squad of recognised first team players,” he acknowledged. “I think it was up to about 15 that they’ve brought in over this summer period and up to the deadline.

“It is one of those where they’ve kind of mixed styles, the way they’ve played and mixed formats during games, before games, but that can be the Championship. They’re a new group trying to formulate as well as we are.

“We’ve got a way of working where the hardcore of our players understand that.

“They’ve got a new manager along with lots of new players.

“We’ve had a few ourselves and you find that sometimes it just naturally works and sometimes it takes time.

“It’s hard to define what makes it work when you’ve got that many players, and they’re obviously trying to do that.”

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