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Coyle puts faith in youth

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Owen Coyle has promised he will keep a tight hold of Burnley's purse strings during the transfer window.

That is why the Scottish manager is refusing to bring in experienced Premier League players ahead of the club's first top-flight campaign in 33 years.

Coyle said: "We need young players. They bring energy and desire to the club. Not only that they have scope to improve."

He added: "Also we cannot afford players who have played in the Premier League for three or four years.

"We will not go down that route as it would put the club in a terrible position and one in which they could face financial ruin. I am not prepared to do that.

"This is not a quick fix. We are investing in players who will get better year on year. We believe the ones that are coming in will show they have the qualities needed to succeed in the Premier League."

He revealed his grand plan after parading new signings Richard Eckersley and Brian Easton, 20 and 21 respectively.

They are joining other 20-somethings in Steven Fletcher, David Edgar and Tyrone Mears, who also arrived this summer.

Both Eckersley and Easton will be on the plane bound for America ahead of the club's ten-day tour after arriving from Manchester United and Hamilton respectively.

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