BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche says he is not expecting any more signings before Monday's main transfer deadline, despite welcoming only one new outfield player and losing another key man to injury in midweek.

Matt Lowton limped out of the Carabao Cup defeat to holders Manchester City and has been ruled out of tomorrow night's Premier League game at Newcastle United.

The right back has been added to an injury list that already includes striker Jay Rodriguez, captain Ben Mee and midfielder Jack Cork.

The queue for the treatment table is shorter than it was a few weeks ago, with Ashley Barnes playing his first game since New Year's Day on Wednesday and James Tarkowski playing his first game of the season after a toe injury, while Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady are nearing a return, while it is still possible to trade with EFL clubs until October 16.

But it is nevertheless surprising that the board have not thrown more at a recruitment drive with the season still in its infancy, and with only goalkeeper Will Norris from Wolves and Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens arriving at Turf Moor following the summer departures of Joe Hart, Aaron Lennon and Jeff Hendrick, who the Clarets will face for the first time at St James' Park tomorrow (kick-off 8pm).

“We’re not further down the line with anything of my knowledge," said Dyche, when asked about any progress in the transfer market.

“There’s nothing imminent. Let’s wait and see.

“There’s nothing, that I know of, that will be coming into the building.

“It’s the reality of working here, we’ve been down this road before, we’ll take the challenge on with whatever numbers we’ve got and manage the situation to the best of my ability, the same as I’ve always done."

There has, however, been good news for the Clarets on the injury front to give the squad a timely boost.

“I’m pleased we are showing signs of getting players back with Barnesy playing good minutes the other night, Tarky coming through unscathed," added Dyche.

“Unfortunately we lost Matt Lowton, so that’s not ideal.

“He’s almost definitely out, he won’t figure. He got a slight twist on his knee and also his ankle. We’re not sure about timescales.

“But there are signs of others getting back fit, so we’ll hope we can improve that fitness over the international break and get more bodies back.

“It's touch and go with Robbie and Johann, Jay Rod is making good progress - he’s not there yet, Corky is making good progress and will be back on the grass over the coming days, not with us, the sports science team."