ROBBIE Brady is back in training with Burnley as he closes in on a return to action.

The Republic of Ireland winger returned from a serious knee injury at the start of pre-season but then suffered a minor hamstring strain in the friendly against Montpellier at Turf Moor.

Brady is now back in training on the grass though as he looks to get back to full fitness.

But Belgian midfielder Steven Defour is still 'a few weeks' behind Brady, according to Sean Dyche.

Defour also returned from a knee injury at the start of pre-season, only to suffer an injury during the training camp in Cork.

"Robbie's back on the grass with us," said Dyche. "He’s had a few days on the grass, and the plan will be to train all week now and get him back to normal first team training.

"Steven is a few weeks behind that, we’ll see how he goes over the next 10 days to two weeks.

"We’ll see his progression from injury into work. It’s a niggly one on the back of his knee, his knee is good, but it’s just on the back of that which sometimes happens because your gait changes and all that."