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Thursday 8 December 2016

Price is right for Jeff at the Clarets

Jeff Hendrick: record price tag Photo: AP
Jeff Hendrick: record price tag Photo: AP

Jeff Hendrick believes he can live up to the pressure that comes with his status as Burnley's record signing.

The Ireland midfielder made his debut as a sub for the Clarets, his first appearance in the Premier League after six seasons in the Championship with Derby, in the weekend draw with Hull City.

Hendrick now has to try and work his way into the starting XI under Sean Dyche while also carrying the burden of that record £10millon price tag.

"I think I've got to take it as a compliment really," he says.

"The club were willing to pay that and now I've got to show that I'm worth it, I've got to put performances in every week and that's the challenge for me. I look forward to it."

Meanwhile, his Ireland team-mate Daryl Murphy may have to wait for his debut in the Newcastle United side.

Murphy, a signing from Ipswich Town two weeks ago, was not in the Newcastle side for their weekend win away to Derby, and he's been told there is no guarantee he will start for the Magpies in tonight's league game away to QPR.

Newcastle are aiming for their sixth successive win when they take on Rangers in London this evening and Murphy has been told he's not guaranteed a start.

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