SEAN Dyche believes a lot of the good work done by midfield duo Ashley Westwood and Jack Cork goes unseen.

The pair are now mainstays in the engine room for Burnley and look unlikely to be shifted anytime soon.

Westwood is suspended for the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, leaving the door open for someone else, but few would bet against him returning against Manchester City three days later.

Jeff Hendrick has been forced to start from a wide position while Danny Drinkwater’s Clarets career has failed to spark due to fitness and injury issues with his loan deal from Chelsea up in January.

Dyche felt Cork and Westwood were, like their team-mates, below par for a spell in the 3-0 win at Watford last time out, before coming to the fore as the Clarets made it back-to-back victories.

“First half I thought they were a little bit off, second half they were very good, the stuff fans don’t always see, and managers, coaches and fellow players admire,” said the Burnley boss.
“I think the strength those two have is doing the hard yards, to make sure others combine to help us win the game.

“They played their part in that as well, but they will do the miles, all the ugly things it takes for us to win games because we haven’t always got the technical talent of other sides.

“We have to find a way of winning and do it as regularly as we can to get what we want.”

Westwood was booked for dissent at Vicarage Road taking him to a fifth booking which triggers a one-game ban.

James Tarkowski is the next player needing to tread carefully, his yellow card at Watford a fourth of the campaign.