Keith Treacy aims to repay Burnley boss Sean Dyche

Keith Treacy wants to repay manager Sean Dyche and Burnley's supporters for their faith in him after his long exile from the first-team squad at Turf Moor.

The 24-year-old fell out of favour with previous boss Eddie Howe.

"We didn't see eye-to-eye on a couple of things," the winger told BBC Radio Lancashire. "Going in and out of squads, and playing 20 minutes here and there, isn't good for a player.

"We fell out, but it's a new gaffer, a new year so hopefully I can kick on."

I've got a good manager behind me, who wants me to do well at the club, and the fans want me to do well so hopefully I can reward them for their patience

Keith Treacy

Treacy ended last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and had only played 62 minutes of senior football for the Clarets before Howe's departure to Bournemouth in October.

The Republic of Ireland international continued: "I'm a footballer and if I'm not playing football, I'm not going to be happy. But it's all in the past now.

"I've got a good manager behind me, who wants me to do well at the club, and the fans want me to do well, so hopefully I can reward them for their patience."

Treacy made his first league start of the campaign against Leicester on Saturday then scored the opening goal in a 2-0 victory against former club Wednesday on New Year's Day.

He added: "We've been working closely since he's [Dyche] come in. We ironed out what problems I had, how I felt about the club and how I felt I was treated. He's put a lot of things right.

"He'll be the first to tell you that I've put the hard yards in and done everything I've needed to do. I'm not there yet, but I'm making strides towards it."