Burnley boss Sean Dyche could have Jay Rodriguez back from a hamstring problem for Sunday’s home clash with Sheffield United.

Wingers Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who has had a torrid time with injury this season, and Robbie Brady could also return to bolster a squad that has been down to seven of the permitted nine substitutes for two of the three games since the restart.

Striker Rodriguez came off not long after scoring in the 1-0 victory over Watford last week, and subsequently missed Monday’s win by the same scoreline at Crystal Palace.

“He’s got a chance," Dyche said at Friday's pre-match press conference.

"He joined in the other day. We had to be careful with him, because obviously with the games programme, his hamstrings were sore, one of them particularly – that is why we took him off.

“But he’s trained since, two days after the last game against Palace, so I’m hopeful he’ll come through it and be available.”

Dyche also said Gudmundsson “has got a chance to at least be involved in some capacity” having been battling a calf problem, the latest injury in a season that has seen him make just nine appearances in all competitions this season and none since January. 

Brady, who recently triggered a one-year extension in his contract, was rated a “maybe” by the Clarets boss with regard to him making a return from a groin injury against Chris Wilder's Blades.

Jack Cork was the latest to join the Clarets' long injury list when he  came off with an ankle problem at Palace and Dyche said there was “a question mark” over the midfielder, and it appears the match at Turf Moor will come too soon for striker Chris Wood who has had an Achilles problem.

Defender Matt Lowton, foot, and striker Ashley Barnes, groin, remain sidelined.