DANNY Drinkwater will not be included in Burnley's squad to take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The midfielder on-loan from Chelsea joined the Clarets fit, but has been lacking in match minutes.

Drinkwater will have a run out for the Under-23s as an over-age player in order to gain his match fitness.

"He's fit and well, but he just needs more game-time and he will get that in the next week or so," said manager Sean Dyche.

"We have some reserve-team football and he will definitely feature."

Charlie Taylor sat out the 3-0 win over Southampton on the opening day of the season after missing a spell of pre-season, but he will be included in tomorrow's match day squad for the trip to North London.

Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady will remain on the sidelines for tomorrow's match as he works on his fitness following a hairline fracture on a rib.

"He's had that knock on his ribs and although it's settling down and he's on the grass, we still have to be a bit more careful," said Dyche.

The boss confirmed Steven Defour is working hard on his comeback as he has stepped up his rehabilitation on the pitches at the training ground.

"I don't want to put timescales on it, but he is working hard with the physios and his body is holding up so far," added Dyche.

"He seems in a good place and it's been hard. He has had a rotten run with his knee and his calf on the back of it, and every time he got close, he's just broke down.

"But he looks stronger and hopefully that will continue to go well."

The Belgian international hasn't featured for the Clarets since an FA Cup tie in January, but is doing all he can to work his way back to full fitness.