BURNLEY’S players will continue their preparations for the new season with a game at Fleetwood tonight.

Sean Dyche will take his side to the Fylde coast to face the League One side managed by former Clarets midfielder Joey Barton.

The game will see Dyche rotate his squad again after playing simultaneous games at Port Vale and Crewe on Saturday.

Those who need more action than others could be handed an hour of the game at Highbury with others used for the final 30 minutes.

Following the trip to Fleetwood, the Clarets are at Wigan this Saturday with players likely to be alternated between the two matches.

Nice and Parma then visit Turf Moor in the final two pre-season games before the Premier League opener at home to Southampton.

“It’ll be about who is looking sharp, who needs more match time, who needs less,” said Dyche.

“The next two games might be another split, obviously not on the same night but some might play 60 and some might play 90.

“Obviously by the time the last game comes around before the season starts there’s usually, not always, but usually a sign of what the final side is going to be unless there’s knocks and injuries.

“But the next two games we’ll use wisely but it’s still about the fitness and the sharpness of the group.”

The Clarets boss is looking for promising signs from his side, with one XI losing at Crewe last time out while another, in the game he oversaw, coming from behind to win 3-1 at Port Vale.

“I think at this early stage it is the idea of having a competitive group,” said Dyche.

“I am not worried about scorelines, I am looking for fitness, being injury free and the quality of the performance.”

Barton’s Fleetwood finished 11th in League One last year in his first season as a manager.

The 36-year-old was a promotion winner with the Clarets in 2016 before returning after an unsuccessful spell at Rangers in Scotland.