SEAN Dyche does not expect to be unable to fulfil Saturday's FA Cup clash with MK Dons at Turf Moor, despite “a couple” of coronavirus cases within the Clarets camp.

But he is expecting an impact on his squad for the third round tie and home game with Manchester United on Tuesday, with question marks over the previously postponed scheduled Premier League opener.

At the time of his pre-match press conference on Thursday, Dyche was awaiting the results of re-tests to determine whether any other members of his playing staff or backroom team are affected by these recent cases.

The club have already reverted to the stricter measures they imposed for Project Restart in the summer in an effort to avoid a significant outbreak that would close ranks.

After the home game with Fulham was postponed last weekend because of an outbreak in the opposition camp, postponing the United game again is not yet out of the question.

However, there is encouraging news on the injury front with a number of players making significant progress on the comeback trail. So much so that Jack Cork, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Matej Vydra could be involved against League One MK Dons.

“Johann is making progress and has been training,” explained Dyche.

”He looks a lot better and has had a couple of reserve games and is in contention at the moment.

”And Corky is in the group and is and around the thinking, as is Matej (Vydra).”

Dwight McNeil, Charlie Taylor and Jay Rodriguez are unlikely to be fit for the FA Cup tie but could be included in the squad to face United if the game does go ahead on Tuesday.

“Dwight, Charlie and Jay Rod are ones we will have to make a judgement call on,” said Dyche.