BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche has described injured midfield duo Steven Defour and Johann Berg Gudmundsson as "touch and go" for the weekend trip to face Tottenham Hotspur.

Defour has not featured since going off on the hour at Crystal Palace with a calf strain, while Gudmundsson limped out of last week's 1-0 win over Brighton at Turf Moor with a hamstring problem.

Neither are thought to be serious but will just need more time to recover.

“I think Steven (Defour) and Johann (Berg Gudmundsson) will be touch and go for the weekend," said Dyche.

“Both are making forms of progress but I’m not sure if they’ll make it."

Long-term absentees Stephen Ward, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, and goalkeeper Nick Pope, who is recovering from a dislocated shoulder, continue to make progress.

“Wardy’s doing well. He’s not there yet but he’s back on the grass working with the physios," Dyche confirmed.

“He’s joining in the warm-ups with the main first team groups and then going off on his own at the minute while he regains kind of full fitness. But there will be a training period needed then as well with the group.

“Popey’s just on the crossover period from working with Billy (Mercer) as an individual and then joining in some of the teamwork and small sided football side of things. He’s just on the crossover at the moment."

Asked if he would have a selection dilemma when Pope is available for selection, Dyche added: “I’m sure we will at some point. They’re all good goalkeepers, I think we’ve got a good group.

“I’ve mentioned it many times.

“But that’s part and parcel of the job and we want everyone fit because we’ve been struggling with that all season really to have a completely fit group, so we do want them fit and then we’ll take on the challenge of what comes next."