Sean Dyche reveals Burnley have a ‘couple’ of coronavirus cases in their camp ahead of FA Cup third-round tie with MK Dons as he calls for Premier League footballers to be vaccinated
- Burnley’s FA Cup third-round tie with MK Dons on Saturday is set to go ahead still
- Sean Dyche revealed Burnley became latest club to return cases of coronavirus
- Dyche wants players vaccinated in a bid to save money being spent on testing
Sean Dyche wants Premier League footballers vaccinated as Burnley became the latest club to return cases of coronavirus.
Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie with MK Dons is set to go ahead but the Burnley manager believes money can be saved by inoculating players.
‘Vaccination is the way forward for football,’ Dyche said. ‘I appreciate some people will say “why should footballers get vaccinated”. But 20 Premier League clubs with say 100 people vaccinated, the payback to the NHS would be considerable.
Sean Dyche revealed that Burnley have a couple of coronavirus cases within the camp
‘If you vaccinate, you don’t need to keep testing and that money could be used for a much-better cause while football would stay a competitive industry rather than one that might end up skewed because of players missing games. We have a couple of cases, which could affect us.’
Sportsmail revealed earlier this week that top-flight clubs have been told not to expect preferential treatment in the vaccination process.
Dyche added: ‘If you think about it, we all wanted football back, there’s the cash it generates through tax, the well-being it generates.
‘You look at the amount spent on testing in the Premier League, that money could then be channelled back into the NHS and into the vaccination system.
‘Surely that’s better than just continually testing a load of footballers two or three times a week?’
Dyche made his stance clear that he wants Premier League footballers to get vaccinated