SEAN Dyche believes Burnley new boy Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is keen to 'make a mark' on the Premier League as he prepares to throw the winger straight in at Crystal Palace.

The 22-year-old joined on loan from Tottenham on Tuesday but with injuries mounting up at Turf Moor he will be in the squad at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Whether Nkoudou is handed a starting role or a place on the bench remains to be seen but Dyche has been impressed with his brief displays in training so far.

"He has been bright in training. He has a thirst for it, because he has waited a long time," Dyche said of the Frenchman, who made his name in Ligue 1 at Marseille.

"He has had moments at Tottenham but they have a deep squad and some fine players. So I think he has had to wait his time and earn his chance, that hasn’t come round.

"We have known about him for a little while. We wanted to see how close to our team he’d be. He has got a chance and will make a decision whether we think he should start, or start on the bench. But he will be involved."

Nkoudou has started just three games for Spurs since arriving in the summer of 2016, but he has appeared off the bench nine times in the Premier League and his pace will be an asset to Burnley.

"He hasn’t played a lot but we believe he is a wide player who has pace, is direct and a bit unknown," Dyche said.

"I think Tottenham isn’t an easy team to break into that’s for sure. So we’ll wait and see. He’s come in bright and vibrant and is keen to make a mark on the division, and not just on Burnley."