Manager Sean Dyche plans at least one more signing for Burnley
BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche expects to make at least one signing before Monday’s transfer window.
The Clarets boss’ bid to strengthen his attacking options has been ongoing since Charlie Austin’s move to QPR two days before the season.
And Dyche could turn to his friend and former Watford colleague Malky Mackay for help in the loan market.
A non-permanent transfer has always been the more likely option, given the current state of Burnley’s finances.
The Clarets are in the process of recovering an £8million deficit from last season to stay on course to achieve expectations to break even by the end of this season.
Cardiff manager Mackay was in the Turf Moor crowd to see Burnley beat Preston in the Capital One Cup, 24 hours before his side’s second round game at neighbouring Accrington Stanley.
With a squad of over 40 players the Bluebirds are in the market for loan movements, with striker Joe Mason expected to be allowed out.
The 22-year-old was on the bench against Stanley last night, but he may not be made available until the loan window opens early next month.
Dyche, left, was reluctant to disclose the identity of his intended target, but confirmed a loan addition was more likely than a permanent signing.
“At the moment, yes,” he said. “There are a couple of things but they will remain private for now.
“There’s one pending that we’re hoping works.
“We’ll see what the next couple of days brings.
“If we’re in a financial position to push things through, because often – not always – money talks, then we would push them through, but we have to be careful with the finances as everyone knows.”
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