Johann Berg Gudmundsson is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury while on international duty with Iceland.

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash at high-flying Leicester City, Clarets boss Sean Dyche revealed the winger would be missing for a number of weeks after suffering a ‘reasonably serious’ injury in Iceland’s 1-0 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat to France last week.

But Dyche is confident he has the strength in depth to cover such injuries.

“Johann Gudmundsson won’t be figuring,” Dyche said. “Unfortunately he got injured on international duty, a reasonably serious hamstring injury, so it certainly won’t be days, it will be more like weeks and I don’t know how many yet, but it’s serious enough to speak in that way.”

Dyche also said ex-Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, on loan at Burnley from Chelsea, is “making progress but not quite there” with regards to his recovery from an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, a late call will be made on midfielder Jack Cork, who missed the 1-0 win over Everton last time out due to a shoulder issue, and forward Ashley Barnes (groin) ahead of Saturday’s match.

Dyche said: “Corky is a touch and go one with his shoulder blade injury, a fine fracture, and Ashley Barnes has a tight groin, so we’ll have to make judgement calls on them.

“It’s not a no though - that will be a judgement call on the risk and rewards of playing.”

Full-back Erik Pieters, who came off injured against Everton, looks set to be available having trained this week.

Dyche believes his current squad - just two points behind Leicester in seventh spot - is well equipped to deal with any absences, given the added strength in depth at his disposal.

“I’ve had groups with individuals in and groups who have performed fantastically well over my time here,” added the Clarets’ boss.

“But if I look at a group of players for every position, where I honestly believe any player could play at any given time, then this is the closest we’ve ever had it.

“I think there’s a real fine margin between who’s got a shirt and who hasn’t at the moment and I think that’s a healthy position to be in.

“It doesn’t guarantee anything, but I think that enhances your performance levels because everyone is looking over their shoulder.”

The contest at the King Power Stadium is a clash between two sides who have made decent starts to the Premier League season.

Leicester, under Dyche’s former colleague Brendan Rodgers, are fourth in the table, three places and two points better off than Burnley, whose last four games have seen them win twice and and draw twice.

Dyche, who was on the coaching staff at Watford when Rodgers was manager at the club in 2008/09, said: “So far the performances have been good.

“It sounds easy doesn’t it? Four unbeaten in the Premier League. It’s not easy. We certainly respect that, we know we’ve had to earn it and we will have to continue doing that.”

Meanwhile, Burnley's return clash with Leicester City will be televised after the latest TV fixtures were released.

Sean Dyche’s side travel to take on the Foxes tomorrow with the reverse fixture at Turf Moor now put back to Sunday, January 19 (2pm ko) for live broadcast by Sky Sports.

Burnley’s clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford has also been put back a day to Wednesday, 22 January (8.15pm ko).

The visit of Manchester United on Saturday, 28 December will now kick off at 7.45pm for live broadcast by BT Sport.

And the home game against Aston Villa on New Year’s Day has a revised kick-off at 12.30pm, also for broadcast by BT.

The visit of Manchester City remains on Tuesday, 3 December but kicks off at 8.15pm and will be screened by Amazon, who are showing all the games in that round of fixtures and again on Boxing Day.

That includes the Clarets’ trip to Everton on Thursday, 26 December, (3pm).