Burnley boss Sean Dyche has confirmed he wants to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window as he looks to build on their impressive start to the season.
The Clarets have been the surprise package in the Premier League so far this term, as they currently sit sixth in the standings and are just two points off the top four. Dyche has masterminded his side’s rise to the upper reaches of the division and he has done so with a small squad, as only 20 players have featured in the first-team to date this term. The 46-year-old tends to enjoy working with a tight-knit squad, but he admits he is keen to bolster his options during next month’s transfer window to enhance his side’s chances of maintaining their fine early-season form.
Asked whether it was a tough choice to stick or twist with his current squad, Dyche said: “It’s not about that, it’s about the right players dropping in. You need the right players available. I’ve always said if the right players are available, I could bring them in. “The players know that, and it helps keep them performing, knowing there are players out there who could come in and do a job.” Dyche believes the Clarets have enough financial firepower to sign the players he wants and he is convinced they are an exciting proposition for prospective players.
He added: “We are probably slightly better off nowadays – financially, the feel, the changing ground. It makes us a slightly better concern for people to look at.”
Burnley are next in action when they play host to Tottenham at Turf Moor on Saturday and they are priced at 7.00 to secure all three points from that contest, while Spurs are available at 1.53 and the draw is on offer at 4.00.