BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche says he will have to make changes for Monday’s FA Cup third round tie at home to Tottenham Hotspur as he assesses his growing injury list.

The Clarets lost centre backs Jason Shackell and Kevin Long to injury during the 3-3 draw at Newcastle United on New Year’s Day, leaving them short in defence for the cup clash with Spurs.

Long could be out for some time as Burnley assess the knee injury he sustained in the game, while Shackell seems unlikely to be risked after going off with a calf problem.

Michael Duff remains a doubt after being ruled out for more than a month with a calf injury, so Burnley’s central defensive options are limited.

The Clarets were yesterday trying to secure permission from Manchester United to field the on-loan Michael Keane, whose temporary spell expires next week but could yet be extended until the end of the season.

Ben Mee could be asked to fill in at centre back again, after switching from left back at Newcastle once Shackell and Long departed.

The Clarets are short of other back-up though. Tom Anderson’s current loan spell at Carlisle United expires today but the 21-year-old central defender is cup tied in any case after featuring for the Cumbrians in the first round against Peterborough United.

Steven Reid could be another option to step into the defence if required.

“Obviously the next 48 hours is going to give us a clearer sign,” said the Burnley boss.

“It’s fair to say that there will be a change or two.

“When necessity comes I think the players are ready but we’ll certainly have to consider our options.”