MATEJ Vydra will continue his battle to get match fit at Burnley with another game for the Under-23s next week.

The £11million man came through 90 minutes for Michael Duff's men against Cardiff City on Monday, scoring in the 4-1 win.

Having not featured much for Derby County in pre-season he is playing catch up and will again play for Duff's side at Coventry City on Monday.

While Sean Dyche would like to see Vydra in action for the first team, he insists a patient approach has to come first with his latest new recruit.

“He’s catching up. He hasn't played a lot of football at Derby in the pre-season and hadn’t trained with he first-team as much probably as you normally would," the Clarets chief said.

"So he’ll be playing catch-up. He managed a game in on Monday, he’ll get another game the next week and training with the players.

"But like anyone, we’ve got to make sure there is appropriate timing, not push too hard to make sure he gets fit and into the speed of things at a good enough pace, don’t get me wrong, because we need bodies at the moment, but not where he’s going to break himself so we’re being careful with that."