SEAN Dyche is targeting ‘two or three’ more new additions to his Burnley squad before the summer transfer deadline next month.

The Clarets have already been active in this window and Dyche was delighted to bring in left-back Charlie Taylor, midfielder Jack Cork and forward Jon Walters earlier in the summer.

But he insists business isn’t finished yet as he continues to try to add to the levels of competition within his squad.

Burnley have prioritised a centre-back, following Michael Keane’s departure, and a wide man as key signings between now and the end of August. But with Paul Robinson retiring they are also in the market for a third choice goalkeeper.

The additions of Taylor, with a fee for his move from Leeds to be set by a tribunal, Walters for £2million from Stoke City and Cork for £8million from Swansea City have offset some of the summer departures, but Dyche feels there is more to do.

George Boyd left Turf Moor to sign for Sheffield Wednesday on a two-year deal, Keane joined Everton for a fee that could rise to £30million, while Robinson retired and Michael Kightly and Joey Barton were released.

“There’s a couple of spots to fill,” Dyche said of his Clarets squad. “We lost four and Robbo retired and we’ve brought three in, so we’re certainly one down from the group as it was and hopefully we’ll get two or three in if we can.

“We’ve got some good business done early, which is very difficult. We’re still looking, there’s still a couple of situations that might arise so we’re on them as well.”

Dyche has spoken previously about the difficulty of bringing new players in early in the window, so he was understandably delighted to have three secured new recruits in time for Burnley’s training camp in Ireland earlier this month.

He is still keen to add more competition to his squad, a process that has been carried out gradually over recent seasons and something Dyche feels is essential to getting the best out of his players.

“I think for all the players it’s important. We want that competitive group in-house and we’re doing that,” he said.

“Each season we manage to add players and we get more depth to the competition within our group.”