Video: Burnley fans on Michael Keane's potential

Burnley's Michael Keane

With Michael Keane having emerged as a standout figure for Burnley this season, just how far do Clarets fans reckon he can go in the game?

After conceding just 14 goals so far this season, Burnley are proving to be one of the best defensive units in the Premier League. Manager Sean Dyche, who is now well known for setting up his teams to be hard to beat, has managed to learn from the mistakes he made the last time Burnley were in the Premier League, building a team that now sits 12th in the table.

One of the major parts of this team is centre-back, Michael Keane. The 23-year-old started his career with Manchester United, and after a number of succesful loan spells with Derby County, Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers, the 6ft 3 centre-half joined Sean Dyche's team in the summer of 2015. Joining as a replacement for Burnley's Captain, Jason Shackell, Keane quickly became a major part of their promotion push, even chipping in with the occasional goal.

At 23, Keane is showing a lot of promise, but just how far can the youngster go? HITC Sport asked Burnley fans for their thoughts.

Burnley's Michael Keane celebrates scoring their second goal with George Boyd and Stephen WardBurnley's Michael Keane celebrates

"He can go right to the top" said one Burnley fan, when asked about Keane's potential, "a regular England international." Another Burnley fan agreed, suggesting that Keane would certainly be playing for England, whereas another Burnley fan predicated Keane would soon become "a superstar" and that Burnley would struggle to keep him for "much longer". 

On the rumours linking Keane to Leicester, one Burnley fan suggested that the defender was destined for a "much bigger club" than the Premier League champions, and that by sticking with Sean Dyche, Keane will become a much better defender.

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England's Theo Walcott, Michael Keane and Andros Townsend during trainingEngland's Michael Keane (C)

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