BURNLEY extended their unbeaten run to six Premier League games but once again it came at a cost for Sean Dyche.

Already working with a threadbare squad since the restart, the Clarets boss saw left-back Charlie Taylor hobble off in the first half before striker Jay Rodriguez was withdrawn shortly after the break.

The former has been a mainstay of backline in recent months while the latter has been in fine form since the return to action, Rodriguez scoring three goals in his last five appearances to take him to 11 for the season.

“It is his (Taylor’s) hamstring,” Dyche said. “I will find out more in the next day or two.

“It is a blow for us, we are already skinny on numbers.

“Jay Rod I am bit more hopeful with because that was me being cautious. He said he had a tight calf at half-time and we can’t afford to keep losing players so we had to get him off. Hopefully that one will be OK.

“But this group, the challenges keep coming but they just keep getting on with it so I couldn’t be more pleased for the players and what they are putting in and the rewards they are getting.”

Taylor’s withdrawal on the half hour saw Erik Pieters move back into a more natural left back position, the Dutchman having in recent games acted as an emergency right winger.

Matej Vydra was brought on for Rodriguez five minutes into the second half.

Jack Cork, ankle, Ashley Barnes, groin, Ben Mee, thigh, and Matt Lowton, foot, will all not feature until the start of next season.

A lengthy injury list has come on the back of Jeff Hendrick, Aaron Lennon and Joe Hart leaving Turf Moor at the end of their contracts.