Progression and panache – three Burnley players who could thrive under Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany will get his first glimpse of his Burnley squad in the coming days when the Clarets return for pre-season training.

The team return to Gawthorpe on Monday for fitness tests, although those who have been absent on international duty will be given extra time off, with those matches only ending this week. Kompany, who was confirmed as head of the Clarets on Tuesday, will be at the helm and will be eager to see what he is working with.

Here are some of the current Clarets who could be a good fit for the new boss.

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Nathan Collins

The Irishman scored a wonderful midweek goal for his country in midweek and shone in his appearances for Burnley last season.

And at just 21, there’s room for improvement for a player who could well spark interest in the coming weeks. The chance for him to be mentored by Kompany, one of the best central defenders in the business, is a proposition that really whets the appetite.

Dwight McNeil

Kompany places great importance on ball retention and McNeil has the credentials to do so.

He suffered last season but showed glimpses of being back to his best under Mike Jackson and in theory should be able to thrive at a lower level.

McNeil has the ability to move the team forward in possession while producing some of the dynamic attacking play that we haven’t seen enough of in the last 12 months.

Connor Robert

Kompany spoke about the intention to attack during his interview with the club and Roberts is full of it. The right-back is capable of playing as a full-back or even on the right of midfield, such is his ability to move forward.

His energy and desire will be characteristics that will attract the attention of his new manager and after spending a year at the club, the Welshman will want to find a regular starting place.

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