Robbie Brady is expected back on first-team duty before the up-coming international break.
Brady hasn’t played in the Premier League since December after sustaining a knee injury which required surgery.
His return was then delayed by a couple of niggling injuries over the summer before the winger played for 82 minutes in the under-23s at the start of the week.
And after one more run-out – possibly in the under-23s again with a fixture against Crewe next up on Monday – he could be contention to be involved again Huddersfield Town at Turf Moor on Saturday-week before the Premier League takes another breather for international games.
“Robbie is on his way back. He will play again next week and then that’s really him,” confirmed manager Sean Dyche.
“I spoke to him again today and we’d consider that’s the end of his pre-season, if you like, games-wise particularly.”
Steven Defour’s successful return in the Clarets’ mid-week Carabao Cup exit at Burton Albion has earned him a place in the traveling party to Cardiff City on Sunday when Sean Dyche’s men look to make it back-to-back league wins.
But defender Ben Gibson requires more time to complete his return to full fitness following hernia surgery.
Meanwhile, forward Jon Walters was back at the Barnfield Training Centre on Friday morning after injury curtailed his loan spell at Ipswich Town.
Walters is beginning a rehabilitation programme after suffering an Achilles tendon injury which is set to keep the Republic of Ireland international out for six months.