THE youngsters who travelled with the Clarets first team to Ireland will remain with the senior set-up during the early weeks of pre-season.

Defender Jimmy Dunne, midfielder Aiden O'Neill, both 20, winger Dwight McNeil, 18 and striker Dan Agyei, 21, were all involved in the friendly win over Cork City having trained with the first team at Fota Island throughout the week.

Sean Dyche has always been keen to give the club's most promising youngsters a taste of the first team environment during pre-season, with O'Neill and Agyei part of the training camp squad to Ireland a year ago.

O'Neill, McNeil and Agyei have now all had a taste of Premier League football with the Clarets as well, while O'Neill and Agyei spent time away from the club on loan last season.

But for now they will remain with the first team and will feature in more friendlies during pre-season.

"They will certainly be in and around at this stage," Dyche said.

"Dwight got a little bit of it at the end of last season. Aiden is a bit more familiar to people and has been out on loan.

"We want to reinforce but we want to make sure there’s that line of players who can see the future. Dan Agyei has had a couple of loan spells and is with the group."

The deadline for loan moves is August 31, giving the Clarets more time to make a decision on whether to allow some of the youngsters to head out on temporary moves.

"It’s slightly more flexible with the loans going out," Dyche added. "We will be mindful of that because it is important that if these players aren’t going to get a chance they do need to continue developing."