Sean Dyche has shed some light on his side’s current absentees, with both Sam Vokes and Dean Marney pushing for recalls against Brighton and Hove Albion this Sunday.
Vokes picked up a groin injury that forced him to be substituted in the stalemate at Wolves two weeks ago, and led to him with drawing from the Wales squad.
However the ex-Seagull has trained well at Gawthorpe this week and the Clarets boss has stated that a break from international action could well have benefited his robust target-man.
Dyche said: “Everyone’s come back in good shape from the internationals.
“Obviously Sam missed out for Wales, but he’s looking good now so we’re confident he’ll be alright.
“You can never guarantee anything, but Sam has been involved in a lot of football and he’s working very hard in between. You never know, this rest might just have been a little refresher for him.”
Marney, on the other hand, is yet to figure this season, with his last appearance coming during a 2-2 home draw against West Bromwich Albion on the 8th February, 2015.
He has, however, completed six of games for the development squad, scoring twice as he builds up his fitness levels.
As the 31-year-old steps closer to making his long awaited return, Dyche admitted that he the midfield man was ‘closer’ to returning to the squad.
Dyche added: “Dean is certainly closer to fitness so we’ll consider the situation.
“We do also want to ensure that he’s sort of overly fit though similar to Kevin Long, so we will see.”