SEAN Dyche labelled the summer transfer window 'the worst I've ever experienced'.

Burnley ended up with three new additions during the window, but the £4million deal for Joe Hart, Ben Gibson's £15million move to Middlesbrough and the £11m swoop for Matej Vydra all went through in the final week.

The Clarets drew a blank on deadline day, leaving Dyche short of the winger he was keen to add to his squad.

Once the window had closed the Turf Moor chief opened up on just how difficult it had been during the last few months.

"It's been the worst I've experienced, the hardest, the worst," Dyche said.

"Even some of the big, big clubs haven't got the player they wanted, very difficult. And even more for us - we're spending pretty decent money now, if you're looking at £10millions and £15million, that's decent money, and yet you can't scratch the surface.

"When you look at some of the clubs, Fulham, Huddersfield, Brighton, Bournemouth again.

"We have a model, everyone knows that, and I'm not crying it in, I would spend everything if we had it, but it's very difficult, even when you have money.

"It's just, the conduct of the system of transfers is out of the window, it's every man for themselves.

"It's very frustrating and difficult and I've very pleased it's closed."