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Tom Heaton | Goalkeeper | #1

Team: Burnley
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 187

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche said he does not expect Tom Heaton to be ready to return to the first team this weekend.
The 31-year-old keeper has missed the last five months after suffering a dislocated shoulder in September, but recently returned to play for the U23s this week in his first match action. However, given Nick Pope's form since taking over in Gameweek 5 (nine clean sheets) and Heaton's lenghty layoff, Dyche said he prefers to take his time with reincorporating Heaton back into the first team: "Tom’s not there yet to worry about that. Tom’s main thing is to get fit...Now it’s about true fitness and as a keeper it’s about timing, getting your eye in and about reminding yourself about game awareness and game management and all the different things that add into a goalkeeper’s performance. He’s not under any pressure to be considered at the moment because we want him to be right, not just on what you see, but right in himself and that’s an important factor for us." Feb 22 - 5:25 PM