SEAN Dyche was pleased with 'super sharp' Johann Berg Gudmundsson on his return from World Cup duty.

The Iceland winger produced a dazzling display for an hour in the 2-0 win at League Two side Macclesfield Town on Friday night.

That was Gudmundsson's first action in pre-season, having only returned to training at the start of the week following a break at the end of Iceland's campaign in Russia.

But he showed no signs of rust, capping his performance with a goal before being withdrawn on the hour mark.

"He looked super sharp. He just needs topping up and sharpening up," said Dyche.

"Friday night was just being careful and sensible really because he’s only come back in this week, but he looked nice and sharp and showed his quality once again."

Gudmundsson only enjoyed a brief break between the World Cup and his return to Burnley.

Asked if that may catch up with at some point, Dyche said: “Who knows? There’s a lot talked about that, but I think one season Frank Lampard went through the Champions League and played about 66 games, and looked alright to me.

“You can fill people’s heads full of things, when they don’t need it.

“He’s maturing into a very good player and certainly knows how to handle his body and look after himself, so I think he’ll be fine."

There was also a return to action for Ireland winger Robbie Brady, who played 45 minutes for the Clarets side that won 5-1 at Curzon Ashton as Dyche once again split his squad in two.

It was Brady's first game since suffering a serious knee injury back in December but first team coach Tony Loughlan, who took charge of the team at the Tameside Stadium, was pleased with how the 26-year-old came through the run out.

“It was brilliant for Robbie. He’s been working so hard with the physios to get right,” said Loughlan.

“It’s fantastic he’s come through 45 and I’m really pleased for him.

“He looked very sharp and could have got on the scoresheet himself.

“I don’t think he wanted to come off. The plan was always 45 minutes and he’s really pleased with his evening’s work as well.”