THE international break has come at a good time for some of Burnley's injured stars, according to boss Sean Dyche.

Robbie Brady and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are both close to making a return from injuries and could be nearer following two weeks without a game, with neither involved for their countries this week.

Brady returned from a serious knee injury at the start of pre-season but then suffered a setback with a hamstring injury, but he is now back in full training and could feature for the Under-23s at Turf Moor on Monday against Millwall.

Gudmundsson came off early in the defeat at Fulham with a hamstring problem, but the knock wasn't serious and he could be back in action soon after the break, with the Clarets returning to action a week on Sunday at Wolves.

Steven Defour remains further away from a return, although the midfielder confirmed on social media this week that he was returning to Burnley after been undergoing rehabilitation in his native Belgium recently.

Of the international break, Dyche said: "I think it's come at a good time for Robbie, and for Johann, not for their countries, for the international scene, but for us.

"It gives Robbie another couple of weeks in which there's no game, in which he could be considered for, and Johann to get over his injury.

"There are a couple of other niggly ones as well, that have sort of been drifting along.

"Steven has another couple of weeks without a game as well - when you haven't got these games coming up, which gives you that window obviously, to not miss any games.

"It's another couple of weeks with his rehab you almost get for free, if you like.

"Robbie will play with the Under 23s, he's already played two 45 minutes - the good thing is he doesn't go back to square one.

"His fitness is good. He's only had a couple of niggly injuries, it's not like he's missed weeks and weeks.

"He missed a few days, trained, missed a few days, so his general fitness is good, it's just that ground-in match fitness and sharpness, which is what he'll be looking for."