"He's a very talented young man who is enjoying his football which we have given him the freedom to do," said Dyche.
"He's got a nice manner about him, he works very hard and when you throw in his talent it's a nice mixture.
"We played to win in the first half. To go two up at Brighton, with their home record, and make them play it long at times is very pleasing."
The Irish striker recently picked up the young player of the month award for March.