SEAN Dyche praised his European novices for finding a way to get a result on a testing night in Turkey.

The Clarets were down to the bare bones at the Fatih Terim Stadium as injuries continue to strike and they were second best to Istanbul Basaksehir for much of the game.

But they dug in and held on for a goalless draw and it was a performance Dyche took great delight in.

"I think overall, one of the more pleasing things is we had to bolt together a team and come somewhere like this where we've never been before and find a way of getting a result," he said.

"We knew they were a very technical side, when you look at the players they've got and where they've played in their careers, so we knew our shape would have to be good, we knew we'd have to work very hard, which we did."

Joe Hart kept a clean sheet on his Clarets debut, earning praise from Dyche, who also singled out the performances of Ben Mee and James Tarkowski in quelling the threat of the home side.

Although they enjoyed 72 per cent possession and racked up 18 shots, Hart only had to make two relatively comfortably saves all night and Burnley never looked under much pressure.

"When you look at some of the tactical performances, the two centre halves were very strong again," Dyche said.

"Joe came in, don't forget he's been thrown into the deep end out of the blue, Jon Walters worked ever so hard on the right, which isn't natural for him to do all the time, and when you look at the respect of the players for themselves and the team, to put on a performance like that (is fantastic).

"You know, it's tough coming to a place like this, it's new to these lads, and we've come with 17 players - that's our lot.

"So I'm really pleased, certainly with the shape and attitude, on a heavy, leg-sapping, old-fashioned pitch."

The Clarets rarely had the ball against the side who finished third in Turkey's Super Lig last season, but Dyche insisted possession wasn't as key as it used to be.

"It's normal for us away in the Premier League, we often don't dominate the ball, especially away," he said.

"Most clubs don't statistically dominate the ball away from home in the Premier League, so the basics, the shape, the energy, the will, is very important.

"We are missing some players as well, which adds into that. But as the World Cup showed, we've had 10 years of everyone saying possession wins - it doesn't, as the World Cup showed. It's less relevant now."