SEAN Dyche says he is working with the most stretched squad he has had in his time at Turf Moor after the Clarets slipped to a third straight defeat.

But the Burnley boss is not expecting any new players through the door as the transfer window closes today.

Despite having James Tarkowski and Ashley Barnes back for the first time this season, the depleted Clarets were undone by a Callum Wilson double after Ashley Westwood had cancelled out Allan Saint-Maximin’s opener.

“We’ve got the most stretched squad I’ve ever had since I’ve been here,” said Dyche. “ We haven’t activated where we’d like to in the market, so there is a reality to that.”

Asked how important the remaining hours of the summer transfer window might be, Dyche added: “I don’t think it will be that important to us because I don’t think there’ll be anything happening.”

Dyche, who had seen Westwood briefly restore parity with a beautifully-struck volley, admitted his side had not been good enough before the break.

“The second half, we did better generally,” he said. “We gave a much better performance a much sharper performance, but we gave away mistakes and we were punished by them.”

However, Dyche was less than impressed by referee David Coote’s decision not to penalise Wilson for a challenge on defender Kevin Long in the build-up to the opening goal.

He said: “Real fouls are not getting given any more. Dives and rolling around and squealing get given, but real fouls - because that’s a real foul...

“I think referees have lost the art of seeing real fouls because it’s almost like their eyes are so trained on people falling over.”

Wilson paid off another instalment of his £20million transfer fee with a double on a rain-soaked Tyneside.

The former Bournemouth striker struck with 65 minutes gone and then converted a 78th-minute spot-kick to fire the Carabao Cup quarter-finalists into the top six after four games.

Steve Bruce’s men were good value for the points on a night where they started and finished wel but Burnley remain pointless after a difficult start to the campaign.

Wilson charged down an attempted fourth-minute clearance by goalkeeper Nick Pope in an early signal of intent, but the hosts were almost caught on the break when Barnes, making his first league appearance for nine months, fed Dwight McNeil and forced a seventh-minute save from Karl Darlow.

The Magpies took the lead with 14 minutes gone seconds after Wilson had rounded Pope from Jonjo Shelvey’s fine long pass, but had been unable to get in an attempt from a tight angle.

Wilson laid off Darlow’s clearance to Saint-Maximin, who twisted and turned on the edge of the area before drilling a right-foot shot into the bottom corner.

With Saint-Maximin, Wilson and Joelinton combining well, Newcastle continued to pose a threat, although the physical presence of Barnes and Chris Wood at the other end meant there was no room for complacency.

Wilson glanced a header wide from Shelvey’s cross on the half-hour mark when he might have done better and although Barnes saw a 35th-minute strike correctly ruled out for offside, the home side finished the half on top amid some less-than-assured defending from the Clarets.

Darlow did well to parry Wood’s 52nd-minute header before Emil Krafth had to dispossess the same man before he could shoot two minutes later with Burnley enjoying their best spell of the game.

It was Westwood who finally restored parity after 61 minutes when, after his corner had been recycled by Josh Brownhill, he met Phil Bardsley’s cross with a stinging volley which screamed past Darlow.

However, Newcastle were back in front within four minutes when Saint-Maximin left full-back Charlie Taylor for dead down the right and crossed for Wilson to stab home from close range.

He helped himself to a second from the penalty spot with with 12 minutes remaining after substitute Ryan Fraser had been tripped by Pope as he attempted to atone for a dreadful touch on a back pass.