The Republic of Ireland international struggled when first arriving from Southampton last year but kicked on in the first part of this year. Yet this term he's scored just three goals in 19 appearances and hasn't featured since picking up an injury while on international duty. READ MORE: Alan Pace issues Burnley transfer message as January window looms He is not yet fit to return but could be back in the fold by the time Burnley travel to the Liberty Stadium on January 2. And Martin wants to see an improvement from his forward.
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"Michael hasn't done well enough, " said Martin, speaking to Wales Online. "He had a great end to last season. He's not given us anywhere near enough this season, he knows my thoughts on that. I think we'll have to wait and see (on potential January interest). "The August thing (Burnley's transfer interest) rocked him, for sure. Some players can cope better with that than others. It's very similar to last season's pattern really which is really frustrating for us.
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in the Championship, including last time out on the road to
We will provide a further update tomorrow detailing next steps. We will do our utmost to relocate anyone who is impacted and has not chosen to accept a refund, prioritising full and cup season ticket holders. " Download the LancsLive app for free on iPhone here and Android here. Don't miss a thing from the club you love! For all the latest updates on Burnley, sign up to our free newsletter packed with all the latest news here.
"You take a step forward and then two steps back. He knows my thoughts on it. We've had really honest chats. "We got really praised with the way we dealt with him last season. It was about getting him to a point where he could trust himself, we could trust him to do a certain role in the team and we haven't quite seen that this season. Everyone expected him to pick up where he left off last year, but football is not linear. "He's a young man living a long way from home with different things to deal with. Young men don't always get it right. We really love Mike as a character, a person, but all we can ask for from any of the lads is 100 per cent, all in, a willingness to run for the team, and we've only seen that in glimpses. " Download the LancsLive app for free on iPhone here and Android here.
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Would be interesting to know who's made this statement, but all we can do as always is hope for the best. @greenwaykevin1: Thank you. Encouraging. Gives us hope and allows the positivity around the team to carry on. @danlwaler75: 3rd paragraph is interesting. @bcfcmichael: Other interested parties. @SuperDaveB9: “Other interested parties”. @YouBearsssssss: What A mess.... finally doing something on the pitch after years BUT this ownership as always holds us back. @joewatson24: I’ve moved on.
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'Rocked him' - Swansea boss gives blunt Obafemi verdict after Burnley bidsSwansea City boss Russell Martin believes Burnley's summer transfer interest in Michael Obafemi has hampered the striker this season. The Clarets made several bids for the 22-year-old late in the summer window but all offers were rebuffed by the Welsh side. Obafemi has subsequently struggled to hit the heights he showed in the second half of last season and Martin says the frontman has fallen well short of the levels expected of him.
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“As supporters will appreciate, for legal reasons, the club is restricted in what it is able to say publicly at this time. Since media reports on Friday 2 December, the club have been approached by other interested parties. We wish to reassure supporters that all and any official developments will be published on the Club’s website and official social media channels. ” READ MORE: Birmingham City issue takeover statement after Maxco buyout collapses READ MORE: Paul Richardson breaks silence after Birmingham City takeover collapse Blues fans have been reacting to the news on social media. Here's what is being said on Twitter... @BluesAnalytics_: Interesting. Either an attempt by the club to instantly quell talks of another protest and fan the flames, or it's genuine interest worth considering.
Birmingham City handed response as new takeover approaches madeBirmingham City have released a club statement acknowledging that they have been approached by "other interested parties" following the collapsed MaxCo bid. The statement, published on their website, said: “ Birmingham City Football Club would like to issue the following statement. The club can confirm that the proposed deal for investment by MaxCo has come to an end following the club’s owners' exercise of their right to terminate the deal.
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These areas were the only possible options for achieving the required reduction whilst meeting the robust medical plan requested by the authorities. "It was not possible to move the match to another date due to the unavailability of other key public services and matchday staff over the Christmas period, the conclusion of stadium works during the World Cup break, as well as the existing fixture schedule of both teams. Everyone at Manchester United shares the inevitable disappointment caused by this news, particularly to those ticket holders who will be impacted. However, the safety of our fans is always our priority. "As the match is currently sold out, we have written to fans tonight in the affected areas offering the option of a full refund. No action is required from fans with tickets in other areas of the ground at this time.
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The game is a sell out, including more than 7, 000 Burnley fans who will be unaffected by the decision. United have offered the affected supporters a full refund. READ MORE: Key Burnley pair make exciting claim in ominous warning to Championship rivals Newcastle United and Southampton have moved their ties to Tuesday as a result of the industrial action but United say that option was not available to them for a number of reasons. A United statement read: "Due to the unavailability of ambulance service personnel as a result of a day of industrial action affecting North West Ambulance Service taking place on Wednesday, December 21, the club has been advised by safety authorities to reduce the capacity of our Carabao Cup fixture against Burnley. "The club has worked hard to develop a medical plan which will enable us to allow approximately 62, 000 fans to be in attendance, but with West Stand tier 2 and North Stand tier 3 required to be closed.
Manchester United vs Burnley Carabao Cup reduced capacity decision explainedManchester United's Carabao Cup tie against Burnley next week will be played in front of a reduced capacity, the Premier League side have announced. The decision has been taken due to unavailability of ambulance service personnel on the day. There is industrial action affecting North West Ambulance Service and United said it had been advised by safety authorities to cut the capacity at Old Trafford. It means that the top tier of the Stretford End and North Stand will be shut for the fixture - leaving around 12, 000 fans who had bought tickets for the tie unable to attend.
West Brom vs Preston North End Sky Sports TV channel details, how to stream & match odds West Bromwich Albion vs Preston North End in the Championship kicks off at
8pm on Thursday, 29 December. How can I watch it on live TV