Championship clubs eye loan for Burnley's Marney

Dean Marney of Burnley and Jose Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion battle for the ball during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Burnley at The Hawthorns on...

HITC Sport understands several Championship clubs are keen on Burnley midfielder.

Burnley's English midfielder Dean Marney (R) vies with Bournemouth's Scottish midfielder Ryan Fraser during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Bournemouth at...

Fit-again Burnley midfielder Dean Marney is a target for a number of Championship clubs on loan during this month's transfer window, HITC Sport understands.

Marney is back to full fitness after recovering from a cruciate knee ligament he suffered against Arsenal last January.

The experienced midfielder has worked his way back to fitness and made a quicker than expected return to action by playing for Burnley's Under-23s in October.

Marney was named on the bench for the two Premier League games against Manchester United and Huddersfield Town over the Christmas period as well as the FA Cup third round clash with Manchester City last weekend, but did not get on in any of those games.

Heurelho Gomes of Watford clears the ball as he is closed down by  Dean Marney of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Watford at Turf Moor on September 26, 2016 in...

Marney, who was a regular in Sean Dyche's side prior to his injury, faces a difficult task in trying to re-establish himself in the Burnley starting XI with the side still riding high in seventh place in the Premier League table.

Dyche is open to the idea of sending Marney out on loan during the second half of the season so that he regain his match fitness by playing regularly.

News of Marney's possible availability on loan has alerted a number of Championship clubs who are battling for promotion to the Premier League.

Skilful midfielder Marney would be a useful addition to several sides in the Championship due to his leadership and experience skills.

Marney has won promotion to the Premier League three times in his career - twice with Burnley and once with Hull - and his distribution and reading of the game could make him an astute signing for some of the promotion hopefuls in the Championship.

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