Burnley winger Ross Wallace remains on the sidelines following a knee operation in August.
Boss Dyche expects him to be back fit after the turn of the year: “It’s just a longer term situation. Not necessarily longer than January but longer than December. It’s an ongoing thing, they’re happy with how it’s going. We just look forward to him getting back in the right manner.
“We can’t rush it, it’s one of those type of injuries that needs a bit of care and attention, from him and from us. We certainly don’t want to timeline it.
“He’s on the right pathway but that’s going to be a while still yet.
“We need to concentrate on get him back fit. We need to allow him the chance to be back properly, that’s the main thing.”
Dyche remains on the hunt for loan signings, with the loan window set to close on Thursday.
He said: “We have a lot of possibles, but it’s about making some probables now.
“We’ll keep working for that to happen.
“We have to use the system as wisely as we can.”