Clarets boss on loan deadline day
Clarets boss Sean Dyche does not expect any Turf Moor arrivals or departures before the close of the loan window at 5pm on Thursday.
Rumours had suggested that both Chris McCann and Martin Paterson may be heading out on loan, but Dyche has moved quickly to refute such claims.
Dyche said: “We’ve had no bids for either of the players concerned.
“They are out of contract in the summer, but they’re not out of contract in terms of them definitely leaving the football club.
“That situation is ongoing and those that have not been offered terms just yet are being advised as to what the future looks like.
“Ross Wallace and Kevin Long have re-signed and while some talks are ongoing others are yet to start, but we will get there.”
Dyche also believes that despite looking at certain situations to try and bring players in before today’s deadline it is unlikely anyone will arrive.
“There have been a few things we have looked at and for different reasons they haven’t quite come through.
“As you can imagine there are a lot of clubs pursuing things and it tends to be the market leaders with the big money that get in before we get a chance sometimes.
“We’re not expecting anything, but we will see.”
The Clarets have a clean bill of health heading into the Easter programme and will be boosted by the news that Dean Marney is close to a return from injury.
However, Dyche does not anticipate the midfielder will be involved in either of the next two fixtures.
He added: “Dean won’t make tomorrow (Friday) and there is only an outside chance that he will be involved on Monday against Nottingham Forest.
“He is close though and he has had a very positive few days so things are coming along nicely in that respect.”
by David Hynds