The main problem Sean Dyche needs to address this summer
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Burnley look guaranteed to secure a fifth consecutive season in the Premier League if and when the football resumes again due to the current Coronavirus pandemic.

The Clarets sit 10th in the top-flight with nine games left to play and it looks like they are fighting for a European place alongside teams like Crystal Palace instead of the relegation zone.

Sean Dyche can start preparing for the next season and there is one main improvement to be made.

The ageing squad

The Clarets have begun to address this with the signings of Josh Brownhill, 24, from Bristol City and Bailey Peacock-Farrell, 23, from Leeds United.

Neither has started a game for Burnley but they both can make an impact. They can both grow into the club considering their age.

Dwight McNeil is the only first-team player that is under the age of 26 and the majority of Burnley's starting eleven is over the age of 30.

The likes of Ashley Westwood, Ben Mee and Jay Rodriguez still offer plenty to the side but the age gap needs to be taken down if the Clarets still want to keep progressing as a team in the future.

Certain positions

Age is just a number but Burnley needs to address the right-back, centre-midfield and centre-forward positions in terms of quality depth.

There could be promotions from the academy that could do a job in the first team but looking in the transfer market certainly wouldn't hurt them. Either way, they need to inject more youth into the side.

Burnley have the habit of evolving to any situation that they find themselves in. There are a few appearances this season from academy youngsters that could push for a start next season. Dyche will need to work extra hard this summer to make sure that their adaptable nature remains alive.

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