BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche described Danny Ings' absence as a "great opportunity" for someone else, after the Clarets' 2-1 win over Leeds United sent them 10 points clear in the automatic promotion places.
Ashley Barnes came in for his full debut after top scorer Ings was ruled out with ankle ligament damage.
The striker will seek further medical advice next week to establish the length of recovery required.
But Dyche has faith in his squad, and believes coming back from behind to beat Leeds showed their strength of character.
"It's a great opportunity for someone else, as you saw. The team has won again and we take great value in the group, which is the key thing.
"We just gave a soft goal away, and that can happen, but once again, there was that relentless mentality.
Yet again it shows the desire, the passion for what they do, that mentality I talk about.
"You have to do it day in, day out, because I'm a great believer you do things right on a daily basis because you don't then need to flick a switch, when the game comes round, you're ready.
"We just keep going, never beaten, and I saw that again in a performance that was ok, we can do better, but we still looked a threat and overall I felt we deserved it again."