Burnley boss Sean Dyche in relaxed mood in last week of the transfer window

Sean Dyche says there is "nothing imminent" as regards incoming signings with just over a week until the transfer deadline.

Sean Dyche
Sean Dyche

But the Clarets boss is in relaxed mood about the state of play, and staying patient with regards to a number of situations which could potentially develop.

Dyche's hand is boosted by having a virtually fully fit squad for the first time in recent memory, and by two-successive wins which have given his side a seven-point cushion from the drop zone, and a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup.

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He admitted in the summer his squad was a couple of players short, after the departure of Jeff Hendrick and Aaron Lennon in particular, but is relatively happy with his lot at the moment, especially given the performance at Fulham on Sunday, where he could afford to make nine changes and still turn in a dominant display.

Dyche said: "I don't think there'll be a lot of news at the moment, various situations we've kept an eye on, but there's nothing imminent.

"The other side of it is sometimes things come out of the blue and we have to be ready and wary of that, and flexible, if things change and it suits us, of course we'll look at that and I'll go to the powers that be and see if we're able to do it."

As is often the case, Burnley will have to wait until the final few days of the window if they are to bring anyone in, and Dyche added: "We've very rarely been in a position where we can just cherry pick players, the teams that do that often have a lot more finance than we have.

"Let's see what the future holds, but we just look for quality players, we scout constantly, it's a year-round thing, we always keep our eyes on the market and what's available, and the it's the qualities we need in the team that we search for, not necessarily particular situations, unless needed, players out of contract of injuries.

"Generally it's an open mind to what's available and what we think will help us."

Dyche felt his squad last season was as competitive as it had been in his time at the club, and despite not replacing the summer departures, in terms of numbers, he feels the group are in a good place: "We're pretty well covered, in the perfect world you'd have two players in each position - and we certainly try and look for that - who are very competitive, then you have that layer behind that of young players coming through.

"We're not far away, and I've said that all along.

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"It looked stretched after lockdown and again this season before the window, but I did say when everyone was fit, we're not a million miles away.

"If we could add the right players at the right time, and the right quality level - because I've always said they have to be players who can either quickly build into the squad and deliver, or deliver immediately.

"We're in pretty good shape, I'm not overthinking anything, but if the right player comes around with the right qualities we need, that's a different thing."