Charlie Taylor talks up Burnley support during “difficult times”


Full-back is waiting on news of a resumption.

Charlie Taylor confesses the coronavirus “waiting game” has actually led his focus fluctuate at times, however the Burnley full-back values there are far more essential things today than the desire to get back to Premier League action.

It is 54 days because Sean Dyche’s Clarets protected a 1-1 draw against Tottenham and there stays limitless concerns regarding how, when and if the English top-flight can return amidst the Covid-19 crisis.

‘ Project Restart’ is well under way and the Federal government is backing a possible June resumption, however there is absolutely nothing concrete ahead of Friday’s Premier League stakeholders’ conference.

For players such as Taylor, it has to do with keeping their heads down and tilling on against an unsure background.

Charlie Taylor became part of the Burnley side that won at Old Trafford in January (Martin Rickett/PA)

“Obviously you see the news on TV, or you’ve got the Daily Mail app on your phone or wherever,” he informed the PA news firm.

” When it comes to the essential things, you check out a great deal of stories in the media and on the news, however I think the most essential things you’re going to speak with the club, actually, about when we’re going to be back.

” It’s them who are going to understand the most, they’re going to understand more than anybody else.

” So we’re simply waiting to speak with them, actually. There’s been no specific date set on training or matches yet, so it’s simply a waiting game, actually.

Charlie Taylor joined Burnley from Leeds in 2017 (Owen Humphreys/PA)

“Obviously, there’s a lot more important things going on in the world at the minute.”

Taylor is full of appreciation for the way Burnley have actually watched out for the players during the lockdown, keeping tabs on their psychological and physical health and wellbeing of during a difficult time for everybody.

“They’ve stayed in contact with us throughout the whole thing,” the former Leeds full-back stated.

” It’s certainly hard times, hard times, actually, for everybody and they have actually provided us support and assist through various channels.

Sean Dyche has actually been keeping close tabs on the Burnley squad (Clint Hughes/PA)

” We have actually got the psychologist Simon (Clarkson) who operates at the club and he’s touched with everybody.

“It’s a great club and obviously they’re looking after us physically but mentally as well and just as humans.”

The way Burnley have actually responded in these unmatched times does not surprise Taylor, provided the close-knit personnel and squad at Grass Moor.

The players’ WhatsApp group is, as normal, ablaze and the club’s sport researchers are keeping close tabs on players that Dyche thinks are all set for a fast turn-around.

Charlie Taylor has actually been cycling on top of the work set out by Burnley (Anthony Devlin/PA)

However for all of the assistance, the absence of everyday structure naturally brings difficulties in regards to focus.

“It’s strange, really,” Taylor stated. “It simply feels like it has actually been permanently now. It’s most likely just had to do with 6 weeks, however it simply feels like it has actually been ages.

” It’s practically getting regular, actually. Simply attempting to split on and simply do and attempt things, and attempt fill your day, keep inhabited.

” Undoubtedly it was odd at the start, took some getting utilized to, and now sort of got my head around it.


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” We’re getting a great deal of things sent out through from the sport science at the club and simply attempting to remain fit. The rest of the day, simply attempting to fill your time.

” It’s been actually hard (to keep concentrated), to be fair, due to the fact that there’s no real goal at the minute.

” There’s no timescale, or there’s no ‘you’re going to be back here’ and ‘you’re going to be playing then’.

” It’s hard to remain determined and remain driven because at the minute there’s no end goal, there’s no date.

The Premier League stays forever suspended (Martin Rickett/PA)

“It is hard, but you’ve just got to stay fit and then just be ready for when called upon and hopefully it’s not too far away.”

While talks continues about how to continue with the season, Taylor looks set to next represent Burnley as part of a FIFA20 competition.

It is a competition the downplayed Yorkshireman has actually not got especially high expect, however he is more positive of accomplishing success on the pitch under Dyche– someone the players would “run through a brick wall for”.

“At the point the season got suspended we were on a seven-game unbeaten run,” Taylor stated. “We played some very difficult teams in that time.

Burnley drew 1-1 with Tottenham prior to the Covid-19 suspension (Martin Rickett/PA)

” I think we were sat about 10 th in the league and we were desperate simply to kick on and finish the league and see how high we might get. Undoubtedly we appeared to be quite safe from transfer at that point, however we wished to go on and set new targets.

“Obviously the Europa League we spoke about and I think just taking it a game at a time, just seeing how high up that league we could get and see where it took us.”

Burnley are within striking range of the European areas with 9 matches staying, it simply stays to be seen whether the powers that be consider it possible to continue.

“I think everyone’s just dying to get back and finish the season, but I think obviously as well as that just when it’s safe to do so,” Tayloradded “Like I say, hopefully it’s not too far away at all.”

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