SEAN Dyche made the decision to replace Ashley Barnes with Jay Rodriguez during the second half in the 3-0 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday.

Rodriguez was introduced with 17 minutes left to play at home to Liverpool and the score was 2-0.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has explained why he made the change and chose to leave Wood on over Barnes - who has scored four goals so far this season.

The New Zealand international was handed Burnley's best chance of the game - when it was 0-0 - after he cut inside on to his left-foot in the box, but couldn't slot the ball beyond Adrian.

During pre-season, Wood was more prolific out of himself and Barnes as he notched nine times whereas his strike partner did not score in any of the games.

"They kept coming high which must be part of their game plan this year because it is a big difference for Liverpool and we looked to affect that by getting some legs on.

"He (Wood) has worked hard and he nearly had a couple of really good chances, the first one was a good chance which he makes himself by the way with some really good play.

"It was a great ball from Lowts and some good play to turn and open up the goalscoring chance."