Steven Defour has really worked his way into the the fabric at Burnley. At times the Belgian’s transfer didn’t look to be working out and he openly spoke about the situation to his home country’s media.

Defour was considering a Burnley exit last summer, and expected to get offers which didn’t arrive.

Hanging around turned into the best plan for everyone involved and now there’s hope from many at Burnley that the 30 year old sees his medium term future at the club.

A cruel injury this season looked set to rob Defour of his chances of going to the World Cup. Roberto Martinez has been a fan of the player and Defour stood a reasonable chance of being on the plane to Russia.

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DH caught up with the Burnley player at the weekend. Defour turned 30 years of age on Sunday and spent it watching Anderlecht, with his family but without his crutches.

With the player now being free of his crutches, DH asked about his chances for the summer, and Defour replied: “I still have a little hope of being able to go to the World Cup.”

It’s little, but it’s existent.