SEAN Dyche expects to make more changes to his side should Burnley's Europa League journey continue past this week.

The Clarets got their first taste of balancing domestic priorities with Europe last weekend, playing the first leg of their third qualifying round tie with Istanbul Basakshekir in Turkey on Thursday night before a Sunday afternoon trip to Southampton in the Premier League.

Dyche made four changes from Istanbul to St Mary's, with Matt Lowton, Stephen Ward, Aaron Lennon and Chris Wood returning for the start of the domestic season.

But injuries are continuing to bite for Burnley and Steven Defour, Robbie Brady, Ashley Barnes and Matej Vydra are still either out or working their way back to full fitness.

After a goalless draw last week the Clarets will look to see off their Turkish opponents at Turf Moor tomorrow night, and if they do so Dyche has said he will continue to ring the changes.

“It’s squad depth, at the minute we’re down to a group which is more or less our minimum," the Burnley boss said.

"We’ve still got Vyds, Steven Defour, Robbie Brady to get fit, Barnesy hasn’t had a 90 minutes, Tom Heaton, in three and a half weeks.

“There are still players getting back to full fitness, so that will obviously add to our depth.

“But at the minute we are working with a group which is a bit skinny.

“There were only two people not involved (at Southampton), and one of those was a young player in Dwight McNeil, so that’s where we’re at.

“If we had everyone fully fit, I would probably make more changes, but we haven’t, therefore we have to use the players we’ve got wisely and still be competitive, as we have been."

On the back of just four changes Burnley proved they have the ability to cope with the demands of a Thursday-Sunday schedule, securing successive goalless draws on the road.

“I expected them to get on with it, they’re professional footballers, very fit, have support systems we never had," added Dyche.

"I’ve said all along, most of the players have had a spell in the Championship at some point, Saturday-Tuesday, Saturday-Tuesday, Saturday-Tuesday, a few cup games. Let’s not over-egg it.

“The travelling is the difference, that makes it more difficult, without a shadow of a doubt, but I think you saw a team fully motivated to do what they have to do.

“We made some changes, and probably will do again - I remind everyone, the focus is still the Premier League, I’ve made that clear all along."