‘Promising’: Burnley boss Vincent Kompany rates Lyle Foster’s goal against Luton Town

Vincent Kompany was delighted with the influence Lyle Foster had on his return to Burnley.

The striker returned straight to the starting XI for Tuesday night’s game against Luton Town after serving his three-match ban.

Returning to the team, the 23-year-old went straight back to goal and scored the opening goal in Burnley’s 2-1 win – the first three points of the season.

However, it wasn’t just his goal that stood out, it was Foster’s overall performance that gave the Clarets attack a different dimension.

“Every time he plays he looks like a threat,” Kompany said. “He took his goal very well and also involved the other players in the match.

“It’s promising for him, it’s a promising start.”

After an uncertain start to his Burnley career, Foster has been at his best this season, scoring three times in six games in all competitions.

 OCTOBER 03: Lyle Foster of Burnley scores the team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Burnley FC at Kenilworth Road on October 3, 2023 in Luton, England. 

“There was also a mental health aspect, he needed support for that. He had to feel at home, to be happy and that was the most important factor,” Kompany added.

“The rest? He’s just a young player who has never played at this level and who is finding his way, who is showing little by little that he will have a great career in this championship.
“But we have some of those players on our team.”

Foster limped off ten minutes from time on Tuesday night against Luton, but Kompany doesn’t think it was serious.
“It was just cramping,” he said.

“He was out for three games and obviously he worked hard every game, so that obviously took its toll.”

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