Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists he retains his faith in Bailey Peacock-Farrell despite allowing the goalkeeper to leave on loan.
The 24-year-old has joined League One side Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long deal in search of regular football.
Peacock-Farrell played eight times for the Clarets last season and stood in for the injured Nick Pope in the closing weeks of the campaign only to be dropped in favour of Will Norris for the final two matches of last season.
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The arrival of Wayne Hennessey on a free transfer from Crystal Palace had pushed the Northern Ireland international further down the pecking order and he will hope to profit from a regular run of games with the Owls.
The former Leeds United man has only played 49 senior club games in his career although he is a regular for his country and Dyche feels the loan move will benefit his charge.
“We like Bailey and we think he’s producing and improving but we still think he needs more regular first-team football,” he said.
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“With Wayne coming in, he’s an experienced pro and he gets it and I think he enjoyed being around the group, just to get that first feel."
The Wales international made his first appearance in a Clarets shirt at Blackpool, keeping a clean sheet as Burnley won 1-0.
The 34-year-old was replaced with 25 minutes remaining as Norris was introduced and the pair are again likely to feature when Burnley visit Nottingham Forest in their next friendly fixture on Saturday.
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