He had a moment to remember in Burnley colours last week – but a weekend Premier League debut was also one to savour for former Hearts man Jimmy Dunne.

The former Jambo has spent a lengthy amount of time away from Sean Dyche’s first-team since joining from Manchester United in 2016 as an 18-year-old.

He’s had spells out on loan at Accrington, Barrow, Hearts and Sunderland to name a few, but has now been given his Burnley chance. He made his debut during the Carabao Cup win over Sheffield United during last week.

The weekend came and Dyche selected him for a first Premier League apperance and start against Leicester City. Burnley put in a valiant effort, their depleted squad eventually losing 4-2.

Dunne got himself on the scoresheet, rising highest from a corner to beat Premier League winner Kasper Schmeichel.

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Headed effort from Jimmy Dunne. (Photo by Peter Powell – Pool/Getty Images)

During his brief time in Gorgie, Dunne made himself a popular figure, impressing in his 14 maroon appearances. Hearts fans will no doubt be delighted to see the Irishman progressing so well at the highest level.

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