High expectations for new Burnley manager Vincent Kompany

New Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has wasted no time in getting to work at Turf Moor as the Belgian looks to inspire an immediate return to the Premier League.

Kompany has moulded a new-look squad, bristling with young talent after a summer overhaul that continues apace.

Dwight McNeil has joined Everton for a fee worth in excess of £20m while Maxwel Cornet is also heading for the exit amid interest from West Ham and Nottingham Forest.

Cornet is training with the club but will not be considered against the Terriers due to his physical condition. Those departures won’t perturb Kompany, whose focus remains on making a fast start to the Championship campaign.

Vincent Kompany

The Clarets face a trip to Huddersfield on Friday night to lift the curtain on the new EFL season at the John Smith’s Stadium.

For now, Kompany says Ivory Coast striker Cornet will be integrated into the matchday squad if he is still at the club next week.

The Burnley boss said: “He is one of them that I have had to manage. At the moment he is at the club. Is he ready to play on Friday? No.

“But that is a physical level. But we can’t have players on the wage bill and not have them play.

“If next week he is still here and nothing has developed then we are going to have to look at integrating him at least into the matchday process.”