Dyche hopes to add before window shuts

Barnsley v Burnley''Barnsley's Martin Cranie & Burnley's Michael Duff''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)

Barnsley v Burnley''Barnsley's Martin Cranie & Burnley's Michael Duff''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)

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Burnley go into the start of a big week, with three games before the close of the transfer window and the international break.

The Clarets travel to Brighton tomorrow, before hosting Lancashire rivals Preston North End in the second round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

They then go to Derby County a week tomorrow, before the summer transfer deadline at 11 p.m. a week on Monday.

After going four games unbeaten so far, Dyche would like to try and get to the international break unscathed and to add to his squad: “The break gives everyone that respite , and the window then comes to a close and we can see how that’s settling down, hopefully with us having additions.

“If not, the loan window then opens, but it’s an ongoing process.

“But first things first, we have to go to Brighton.”

Dyche has been searching for a striker to replace Charlie Austin, while the injury to Ross Wallace means he may dip into the market for another wide player as well.

He said: “I think we, as ever, are trying to add people to the squad, and that hasn’t changed.

“We want to build a depth to the squad when finances allow.

“We are doing our business as privately as we can, behind the scenes, and we feel that’s appropriate.

“We’re not powerful enough to give information out because the people who do speak openly about transfers are usually the ones who have lots of money.

“We have to shop accordingly. We have eyes on the market, but it takes everything to fall into place.”

Meanwhile, Michael Duff made his first appearance for a month for the Development squad in Tuesday’s friendly at Chester after injuring his groin in pre-season.