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Howe hopes Treacy can find form for Burnley

FORMER Burnley boss Eddie Howe hopes that Ireland international Keith Treacy can still make an impact with the Championship club.

Treacy, capped six times at senior level, has struggled to impress at Burnley this season and has made just one league appearance this season.

"Keith is a really talented boy. We invested a lot of time in him, and I believe there is a fantastic player in there waiting to come out," says Howe, who quit as Burnley boss last week and moved to Bournemouth.

"I'd love nothing more than to see Keith do well at Burnley now we have gone, for his own sake.

"I don't want to see him waste his talent. He could be one of the best players in the Championship if he stays fit and mentally right."

Metatarsal break rules Gleeson out

IRELAND international Stephen Gleeson has suffered a major blow as the Dubliner has been ruled out for three months.

Gleeson broke his foot while in action for MK Dons on Saturday and is facing a long spell on the sidelines.

"Stephen Gleeson could be out for three months. It looks like he's got a fracture to his fifth metatarsal. I'm sick at the moment. It's hard," said Dons manager Karl Robinson.

"He has played for 20 minutes with what looks like quite a severe broken foot. And he was the last one out there clapping every fan."