Sean Dyche insists new signing Fredrik Ulvestad will not be rushed into Premier League action following his move to Turf Moor.
The 22-year-old Norwegian international has signed a three-year deal with the Clarets after impressing during a spell training with the club.
Ulvestad, a free agent, chose to move to England to further his career, instead of opting for a move to the Bundesliga.
And Dyche insists the central midfielder will take time to adjust to the higher level of football, following the move from his homeland.
The Burnley boss said: “Fredrik is someone who came into the club to spend some time with us earlier this year.
“We liked what we saw and he has gained some good experience playing in the league in Norway.
“It’s a new challenge for him now, not only on the pitch but off it too in terms of culture.
“He has gained a full international cap and is learning and gaining experience all the time. We will be looking for him to continue his development and improve further as a midfielder.”
He added: “There will be an adjustment period, for sure, because of the change in the levels of football.
“We know how tough the Premier League is, so he will be given time to adjust to that accordingly and continue his development.”