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5 players Burnley might sign in the January transfer window

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche has excelled since he joined the club

Premier League high-fliers Burnley currently sits in seventh pace level on points with Spurs in sixth, behind on goal difference. With the likes of Keane, Barton, Gray leaving the club, Sean Dyche has managed the situation perfectly so far this campaign. 

Right at the start of the season, keeper and captain Tom Heaton was injured and has been out for a while.The latest injury hit player is Irish winger Robbie Brady suffered a knee injury and was stretchered off before half-time in Burnley's 1-0 defeat to Leicester, after a clash with Harry Maguire. 

With the injuries and exits, Dyche has a lot of work on his hands and could use some re-enforcements to strengthen the team and build on a great start to the season. Burnley lack depth defensively and a creative attacking player and the manager will be eager to strengthen those areas. 

Here we take a look at five players who could fit right in at Burnley. 

#5 Liam Moore (Reading)

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Moore in action for Reading in the Sky Bet Championship

Former England u-21 and Leicester defender, Liam Moore is a versatile player with the ability to operate on the right side of central defence as well as play as a fullback.

He secured his move to his current employers from Premier League outfit Leicester City in 2016 after five years with the club that included four loan spell at other clubs. After coming close to gaining promotion with Reading last season, the 24-year-old Moore stuck with the club despite summer interest from other clubs.

The Englishman has been on Burnley's radar since the departure of Micheal Keane to Everton. With his skills and experience, Moore could prove to be an excellent addition to the defensive backline. 

While Reading competes to gain a spot in the playoffs, the player could be lured away by Burnley's Premier League status and fight to earn a place amongst England's elite. The move would cause Jaap Stam and Reading a lot of issues at the back. 

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