STEVEN Defour is set to make his first team comeback in the Carabao Cup against Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

The midfielder hasn't featured for the Clarets since January 20 after undergoing knee surgery, before he suffered a setback at the beginning this pre-season.

But Defour came through an hour for the Under-23s last Monday and then played again in a behind-closed-doors game on Thursday and he will be involved in the third round tie at the Pirelli Stadium.

"Steven is pushing again now and he’s in a very strong frame of mind, he’s very clear minded about his body and the readiness to go," said Clarets boss Sean Dyche.

"Steven will have some involvement (at Burton). He’s got the knowledge of himself, his body and the game. He’s a rounded figure.

"Some players you can trust due to their experience, he’s very clear minded about when he’s right and ready and he’s certainly that at the moment."

Dyche is set to ring the changes against the Brewers after Burnley secured their first Premier League win of the season on Saturday.

"We'll see who is fit and ready and look to the game," he said.

"It’s worked slightly more in our favour with the Europa League, it’s allowed us to play a lot of players, so a lot of players who have had good game time, whereas at this stage of the season there’s often a lot of players who have missed out.

"We’ve got a good group to choose from."