Burnley manager Vincent Kompany issues a statement on Lyle Foster’s dismissal against Nottingham Forest.

Vincent Kompany admits Lyle Foster will be a big miss for Burnley, but he is confident others will pick up the slack in his absence.

Referee Robert Jones initially overlooked the incident, but after a VAR review the 23-year-old was shown a red card for elbowing Ryan Yates in the waist.

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Foster will now miss upcoming league games against Manchester United and Newcastle United, as well as the Carabao Cup third round match against Salford City in between.

The South African, Burnley’s top scorer in the Premier League so far this season, will return to action for the trip to Luton Town on Tuesday October 3.

“It will be a mistake, but that’s why you build a team,” Kompany said. “We have players who can play in this position. We have other players who can add something.

“On Monday we saw that Mike Tresor arrived, there’s more to come. There are players who haven’t played yet who have the potential to help us.

I hope they can step up their efforts in these times.NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Lyle Foster of Burnley reacts as referee Robert Jones (not pictured) checks the VAR monitor before awarding Lyle Foster during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Burnley FC at the City Ground in September , a red card is displayed on February 18, 2023 in Nottingham, England. “We will miss Lyle, but this is an opportunity for someone else.”

Kompany addresses the incident himself and admits he may need to put an arm around the striker to ensure he returns to peak form.”It’s a shame,” Kompany said of Foster’s red card.

“The effort he puts into the team and the way he establishes himself in this league is something that I think needs to be highlighted first, but he made a mistake.”

“I’m a little more cautious because he’s been very open about mental health in the past, so I’m going to take a step back and make sure he’s ready for the next game.”

“He’s done a fantastic job for the team, you know that. For me it’s about getting him back to the level he was at before the red card.”

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