Burnley boss Sean Dyche has provided a positive update over Robbie Brady’s comeback from long-term injury. The Republic of Ireland international has not featured since suffering a serious knee injury against Leicester in December 2017.
Brady returned to training during pre-season and was expected to be available for the start of 2018-19 but he sustained a hamstring issue.
The midfielder has once again returned to training over the last couple of weeks and he is set to turn out for the Under-23s against Millwall on Monday.
Dyche admits Brady still needs to work on his match fitness but is hopeful of having him back in the first team over the next few weeks.
“Robbie will play with the Under 23s, he’s already played two 45 minutes – the good thing is he doesn’t go back to square one,” Dyche said.
“His fitness is good. He’s only had a couple of niggly injuries, it’s not like he’s missed weeks and weeks.
“He missed a few days, trained, missed a few days, so his general fitness is good, it’s just that ground-in match fitness and sharpness, which is what he’ll be looking for.”