SEAN Dyche insists he’s not putting pressure on new boy Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to have an instant impact at Turf Moor.

The French winger is set to be part of Burnley’s matchday squad for the trip to Crystal Palace today but Dyche doesn’t necessarily except the on-loan winger to hit the ground running.

The Clarets completed the signing of the 22-year-old for the rest of the season from Tottenham on Tuesday, but with Dyche’s squad hit hard by injuries out wide the former Marseille man is set for a baptism of fire.

It could be a tough test for Nkoudou, who is yet to start a Premier League game in his 18 months at Spurs, but Dyche is hoping he can enjoy his football first and foremost.

“We’re not putting any pressure on him to come and have an instant impact,” the Turf boss said.

“We’re saying come and enjoy your football, first of all and get involved with the group.

“He’s come in with a big smile on his face and he wants to get involved, he has trained hard and trained at the right tempo and I hope he enjoys his time here.”

Burnley haven’t always enjoyed success with their loan signings in the top flight, with Nathaniel Chalobah, Jon Flanagan and Patrick Bamford all struggling to make an impact.

Dyche admits there’s risk in every new addition but believes the similarities in workrate between his Clarets side and Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham could help Nkoudou settle in.

“That was in the thinking. I think we all know that Pochettino’s group work, I don’t think there’s any shortage of work, whatever it is, so that is helpful,” Dyche said.

“We’ve got a side who want to work and press and play on the front foot. He’ll have a feel of that.

“He’ll understand that in our side you do have to work, because no matter what position you play at Tottenham you are asked to work.”

With Robbie Brady out for the rest of the season Dyche’s need for reinforcements out wide was pressing. The injury to the Irishman left just Scott Arfield and Johann Berg Gudmundsson as natural wingers in the Clarets squad and Arfield is battling back from a minor hamstring injury.

But in Nkoudou Dyche has a player who can play on either flank.

“Yeah, I think he’s quite happy to, I spoke to him about it and he was happy about it. Like most players I think he just wants to play,” he said.

“He did very well at Marseille as we know, in visual performances and statistically.

“I think he was late in to Tottenham’s pre-season and that is difficult when you’re talking about a team who do work and those high levels of physicality.”

Before completing the deal Dyche sought the opinion of former Burnley full-back Kieran Trippier, now impressing for Spurs after 185 appearances for the Clarets, on Nkoudou’s character.

“He said he’s a good lad, he wants to work hard for his chance, he wants to be part of a group and I think his chances had just become limited at Tottenham,” Dyche explained.