DANNY Drinkwater is in contention for his Burnley debut in Wednesday's Carabao Cup second round match at home to Sunderland.

The midfielder, on-loan from Chelsea, will not be involved in tomorrow's squad for the Wolves game as he continues to build his match fitness.

The Premier League winner has played the first half of an Under-23s match on Monday and played a full 90 minutes in a training ground match against AFC Fylde midweek - where he scored the second goal in a 3-0 win.

Drinkwater will come into manager Sean Dyche's thinking for Wednesday's second round cup tie against League One side Sunderland at Turf Moor.

"Danny has taken another big step towards real fitness by getting 90 minutes under his belt," said Dyche.

"We'll certainly be looking for some kind of figuring for him in the cup game, but it's a bit quick for him on Sunday.

"He's kind at the end of his personal pre-season. Although he's fit and well, he hadn't played much football this pre-season at Chelsea.

"We explained he needed the minutes to get back up to speed and he's bought into that and been training really well."

Robbie Brady will also be absent on Sunday for the trip to Molineux, but is back in training after a hairline fracture to his rib that delayed his start to the season.

The Clarets have no fresh injury concerns for Sunday's match.