BURNLEY will continue to focus on evolution rather than revolution this summer, despite a season of remarkable progress on the pitch.

After finishing 16th in 2016/17 the Clarets jumped to seventh last term, securing European football for the first time in 51 years.

But that rate of progress may not be matched off the pitch, with Turf Moor chairman Mike Garlick insisting the club will continue to grow at their own pace.

While Dyche again has an increased budget to work with this summer, Garlick, like his manager, is wary of trying to make a radical jump, preferring instead to focus on steady progress.

That mantra has certainly paved the way for success in recent years and it's not going to change now, despite European qualification.

"I think you’ve just got to try to keep some sort of momentum going forward and have change happen slowly, no massive tidal waves – either in a positive or negative way, because they just create uncertainty," said Garlick.

“If you try to do too many things at once you can upset it.

“We work budgets out every year. We know what they are and what we’ve got to spend. It might be a bit more than last year, but it’s not going to zoom up."

Burnley have won plenty of plaudits for their financial model, with the club debt free and spending just 50 per cent of their income on wages, according to their latest account.

That hasn't stopped them securing a highest league finish since 1974 and while Garlick explains the figures have increased from the 2014/15 Premier League season he believes they have to remain manageable in the long-term, with the club facing various financial challenges both at home and abroad.

"If you look at the last time it was £28m (on wages) or something like that, compared to £75m (turnover), so it has moved up. It’s moved up a notch but that’s sustainable," he said.

"When you look at the new Premier League TV deal, we already know the domestic rights aren’t really increasing that much at all. The international rights go up, but it is slowing down. It will have a knock-on effect.

"You’ve got things like the Euro still being strong so bringing in players from Europe is harder as well, it’s not as attractive. You look at the Bundesliga and a lot of the clubs there pay pretty much the same, there’s not much of a differential.

"In the French League the wages have gone up a lot."

Garlick believes attracting players remains a substantial challenge for the Clarets, but that it has got easier thanks to success on the pitch, with the club able to better convince potential recruits of their long-term prospects now compared to the first summer after promotion in 2016.

"It’s not getting easier, but having said, that the season we came up two years ago, the season we signed Jeff Hendrick and Steven Defour, that was hard because you’ve got to convince the player that we were going to stay up," the Turf chairman said.

"It’s hard to convince them of that because they’ve seen us slip down the time before, whereas now you would hope people think we’ve got a better chance of staying up."