Sean Dyche is well aware Burnley will start with a completely clean slate when next season kicks off.

The Clarets will hope to build on a strong 2019 that saw them pull themselves clear of relegation and up to 15th in the Premier League. 

But Dyche knows it is far from a foregone conclusion that his side will pick up from where they left off come August as last season showed. 

The Burnley boss says continually improving his current crop will be vital as they look to push back towards the top half of the table having finished seventh 12 months ago. 

That aim of course, should be aided by some shrewd recruitment in the weeks and months to come. 

"There is no guarantees for the next season, no matter how you finish it," he said. 

"Every season will be a challenge for Burnley Football Club in the Premier League, because it's highly unlikely the chairman will give me an open chequebook and tell me to go and get who I want.

"So therefore we continue to develop the side, individuals like Dwight McNeil, Charlie Taylor, and try and add accordingly at the right level that works.

"It all sounds easy, but it's not. Every season is a restart.

"This season was a restart, it doesn't naturally fall into place and we move forward, if it does, great, but it's highly unlikely.

"We have to earn everything we get and always have done." 

First and foremost Dyche says he will be looking to learn lessons from last season. 

A poor first half of the campaign, not aided by Europa League involvement, saw the Clarets slip into danger towards the bottom of the table. 

They rallied however to secure survival with time to spare meaning they can look forward to a fourth straight Premier League season. 

"I think you first want to speak with the players about the season, which we will do, speak with the staff, and try and define the varying challenges which came our way, and the things we can be responsible for," Dyche said when reflecting on the campaign. 

"Certain things are out of our control, obviously, game scheduling and stuff like that.

"What we've learned from the start we had, lots of games, lots of travel, feedback from the players, possible recruitment, and you mould it all back together and have a look at it and go 'right, what are we going to need to do to move it forward?'

"We'll make sense of what's gone on, try and define and bring clarity to it so the players can see it clearly, adjust the pack if we need do, and move forward.

"That's the simple basis of how we work."