SEAN Dyche is still aiming to do business in the transfer market, as long as it is only incomings.

Burnley have batted away offers up to £30million for defender James Tarkowski, with West Ham United first to try their luck, followed by Leicester City.

There has also been interest in exciting winger Dwight McNeil and goalkeeper Nick Pope, albeit without being backed up by bids so far.

Dyche has stressed throughout the transfer window that he has no intention of losing any of his key players.

And while it appears he will be successful to that end, it has been more of a struggle to make signings of his own.

As yet the Clarets have only been able to land goalkeeper Will Norris from Wolves and Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens.

Dyche has said he would like “one or two” more, and there have been links to Liverpool winger Harry Wilson and Bournemouth defender Steve Cook.

Burnley have until 11pm on Monday to complete international deals, while the deadline for trading with EFL clubs is 5pm on October 16.

And while an extensive injury list is easing slightly, with Ashley Barnes playing his first game since New Year’s Day, in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City, with Tarkowski also making his comeback from a toe injury in that game, Dyche still has captain Ben Mee, Jack Cork, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady sidelined, while Matt Lowton sustained an injury in midweek, and the Burnley boss is keen to strengthen.

“When those players are back fit, I think we are still one or two light, but we’ve certainly got a squad I can look at and go ‘okay, that’s a squad that knows its way round what we do here, and some of the challenges that presents to us’,” said Dyche.

“When you’ve had seven key injuries, that’s a lot in any club’s world, but it certainly is in ours.

“The way the club works financially I can only carry so many players. If we try and carry competitive players in every position, quite obviously you’re looking at 20 outfield players.

“We’ve just sneaked below that, and add seven key injuries, we’re way below.

“It does look different when we get those injuries back.”

But, ahead of tomorrow night’s Premier League game at Newcastle United (kick-off 8pm), Dyche insists his search for new signings won’t centre on making up the numbers.

“I certainly don’t want to be bringing in players for the sake of it,” he said.

“If we can get one or two, that’s bound to be helpful, just that competitive element for the squad.

“Whether we can or not is yet to be seen.”