Clarets boss Sean Dyche is looking forward to welcoming back some key members of his squad ahead of the Championship run-in.
The trio of Dean Marney, Kieran Trippier and Danny Ings are back in contention for tommorow night’s fixture at Barnsley and the Burnley boss is pleased with the progress they are making.
He said “Trippier has come through a few days training and looking good.
“Danny Ings is back out on the grass and has been for five or six days now, looking really sharp and looking really keen to get on with it to be honest.
“And Dean Marney of course comes back in to the frame after his suspension.
“It’s an important time for us to have those players coming back fit.
After missing the last few weeks Dyche made it clear that they do not need to rush Ings and Trippier back.
“We’ll check after today obviously they’ve trained literally just now, and I’m straight in here speaking to you so we’ll see how that settles overnight.
“But there’s certainly no worries from their point of view, and as I suggested it’s sometimes our decision to slow them down, and we did have to do that saturday.
“We just felt it was too quick, and with that extra three of four days training it can make all the difference.
The manager was quick to highlight the strength of character the squad has shown in recent weeks, and will look for more of the same from now until the end of the season. Starting tomorrow night at Oakwell.
“I think we’ve had our challenges recently, particularly in the last couple of weeks with people being out at different times.
“But we’ve come through it very well, showing fantastic signs of the squad’s mentality and the belief they have.
“And it’s fair to say that you want them players back in amongst it, and they’re on their way back so we’re looking forward to it.
“We want to make sure we keep giving that good level of performances, we’ve done that all season and we got the rewards so far.