Burnley FC coach Vincent Kompany has revealed when their star player Lyle Foster will most likely return to action.
Foster has been a notable absentee for Burnley FC. The Bafana Bafana talisman was out in the last two encounters in all competitions. The setback has been due to illness.
The first match was a 2-1 loss against AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League. This was followed by a 3-0 defeat against Everton in the EFL Cup, Round of 16.
Sharing the news on Friday at a press conference, Kompany revealed more disturbing news that the striker still hasn’t recovered.
As a result, the 23-year-old will miss the home game on Saturday in the league as the Clarets welcome Crystal Palace at Turf Moor Stadium. Kickoff is at 5pm [SA time].
LYLE FOSTER TO BE BACK IN ACTION AFTER THE FIFA INTERNATIONAL BREAK
According to the former Manchester City FC and Belgium skipper, the Bafana Bafana international will be back in action after the international break.
The break starts from 13 to 21 November. “At the moment there’s still no signs of improvement,” said Kompany.
“The only thing I can more or less say is that he probably won’t be available before the international break. It’s something we have to deal with,” said Kompany.
HOW BURNLEY HAVE FARED WITHOUT LYLE FOSTER THIS SEASON
Foster has been a star performer for the club this season, being directly involved in five goals. He has scored three and turned provider two times.
Without the former Orlando Pirates striker on the field of play, Burnley are always struggling to grind the results.
In five matches that Foster has been unavailable for selection, the team suffered four defeats and registered one victory.
To add, in those matches without Foster, Burnley have been struggling to convert their goal-scoring opportunities. They have only found the back of the net two times.