STAN TERNENT is being made to wait before he gets the chance to have a close look at striking target Bob Peeters.

His club Vitesse Arnhem has confirmed an approach by the Clarets for the player but they do not want him to leave the club for a trial until after their next game.

The Dutch League comes out of its winter break at the weekend and Arnhem's press officer Frank Hausinger confirmed: "We know that Burnley are interested in Bob Peeters but he will not go to England for training this week.

"At the moment the team is preparing for a very important game against NEC on Sunday.

"It is too early to know if something might happen after the game or whether Burnley will follow up their interest in our player. They might use the game to see him in action."

The 28-year-old Belgium international is in his second season with the club having moved to Arnhem from another Dutch side Roda.

He has only scored once this season and Arnhem currently lie in seventh place in the table.

In Peeters' first year with the club they finished in sixth place but just two points behind third placed Ajax.

"We are hoping that we can finish high enough in the table to play in the UEFA Cup next season," said Hausinger. "Sunday's match is our first game of the year and it is very important for us.

"We signed the player from Roda two years ago and he got nine goals for us last season. He has got 48 in his Dutch career."

It is the second time in the space of a couple of weeks that Burnley's plans to bring in an international trialist have been scuppered.

Israel's Arik Benado was required by his club Maccabi Haifa for a crucial league game and his subsequent injury meant that the interest cooled.

Peeters played for Belgium in the World Cup qualifying campaign and he is hoping that he will be part of his country's plans for this summer's event in South Korea and Japan.

Ternent has used reserve team games to look at a number of players this season and Ronnie Jepson's men are next in action a week tomorrow against Barnsley at Turf Moor.

The deal for Bradford City striker Robbie Blake is still expected to go ahead some time this week after another meeting with the player and his agent, Paul Stretford.

The deal is done with the Bantams and it is just a case of sorting out personal terms.

Clarets chairman Barry Kilby confirmed this morning: "We have a meeting scheduled for tomorrow and we will take things on from there."

But Ternent's need for fresh blood is not urgent as no new face would be available to play in the FA Cup clash with Cheltenham Town at the weekend.