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Dyche: No Departures

27 January 2014

Sean Dyche insists there have been no offers for any of his squad as he seeks further reinforcements before Friday’s transfer window closes.

The Burnley boss has so far added former Brighton Ashley Barnes to his squad ahead of tomorrow’s Turf Moor clash with Albion (7.45pm KO).

And Dyche insists there will be no key departures as he looks to keep the Clarets up among the Championship pacesetters.

“There have been no enquiries for any of our players. We are looking to get them in, not send them out,” he insisted.

“We have tried to have open lines of communication with a few parties. Finance is not so easy, so we have to judge that accordingly.

“I’ve said it many times, it’s not as easy as some other clubs who can throw money at everything.

“There’s a strong possibility that we’re looking in the loan market, but that’s been the case all season really.

“We have to work accordingly, but we’ll see what comes our way and yet again it goes down to availability and the will and desire for someone to want to come in and effect what is happening here.”

Dyche’s hand is, however, close to being strengthened by the return of winger Ross Wallace. 

The Scot has been missing since undergoing a knee operation in late August. But with his rehabilitation almost complete and two part games under his belt, Dyche is planning a final 90 minute run-out in a behind-closed-doors game this week to seal his return to action.

The gaffer said: “Just because of the nature of his injury and the squad being away in Spain, we’ve given Ross a little extra time. 

“But we have a game planned for him later this week and the 90 minutes will hopefully signal the recovery of his rehab. 

“We feel that’s important for him because he has been more or less there for about a week now, but physically and mentally the 90 minutes is different.

“Ross has had that break and there is that freshness when you come back from injury. 

“For such a small squad it is one of the areas we do have good cover, but Ross will add to that competition.”

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