Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has revealed that attacking midfielder Scott Twine has suffered yet another setback while recovering from injury.
After a stellar season for MK Dons in League One last season, Twine secured a move to the Championship in the summer transfer window, joining Burnley on a four-year deal.
However, it has been a frustrating start to life at Turf Moor for the 23-year-old, who has only made one appearance for his new club so far.
That came as a second-half substitute in the opening day win over Huddersfield and has since been sidelined with an injury problem, the nature of which is not yet known.
Now it seems that could sideline him for the time being, despite previous hints he could have played for the Clarets this week.
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Kompany gave an update on Twine’s fitness following his side’s 2-1 win over Bristol City on Saturday, telling Lancs Live: “We had a little setback with Twiney, it’s unfortunate because ideally a player gets injured and comes back, but that wasn’t the case.
“We will remain patient and work with him to help him show his talent. The fans will love it and we need to make sure it’s delivered in the right way. He’s working his way back up and I think I’ll stop putting a date on that but I think hopefully he’ll be back soon.
That win over Bristol City means Burnley sit fourth in the Championship table, three points off an automatic promotion spot, and head into September’s international break.
This will no doubt be a frustrating update for those with a Burnley persuasion.
Given his record for MK Dons last season and the nature of his cameo for the Clarets on the campaign’s opening day, this had looked like an exciting signing for the club.
However, Burnley haven’t really benefited from that yet and while they’ve managed well in his absence, there’s a feeling he could certainly offer them something different in the quest for Premier League promotion.
With that in mind, you get the feeling they’d want to see him again sooner rather than later and the international break could give them a chance to do just that.