Treacy given a second chance

The winger has shone so far in Burnley's preseason matches

Keith Treacy: Burnley boss Eddie Howe is expecting big things from the 23-year-old winger

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Keith Treacy has been handed the chance to start over his Burnley career after boss Eddie Howe welcomed him back to the club with open arms.

The winger signed from Preston last summer but failed to break into the first team and ended the season on-loan in League One as part of Sheffield Wednesday successful promotion push.

But after impressing on his return to Turf Moor, Howe is expecting Treacy to take the Championship by storm this time around.

"We want to get the best out of Keith because we all know what a talent he is and it's just about trying to realise that talent," said Howe.

"The slate is always wiped clean as far as we're concerned. We would love to get the best out of Keith and we would love him to stay and be a real success here. That's why we signed him because we know what a player he can be.

"From my point of view he's trained well. We've had no problems or issues with him and he's got his head down and worked hard just like all the other players have and I think that's reflected in his two performances."


Treacy is not the only player who will be given the chance to establish himself as a first-team regular at Burnley according to Howe.

The club are still looking for a replacement for their player-of-the-year Jay Rodriguez who was sold to Southampton for £7m in the summer leaving the door open for Charlie Austin, Danny Ings and Martin Paterson to fill his boots.

"Jay is going to leave a void there's no doubt about that, what a talent he was, but we do have players capable of filling his shoes and hopefully they will.

"I think scoring goals is always the hardest part of the game, and we are fortunate to have some good strikers at the football club."