SEAN Dyche has praised his flexible front four for giving him food for thought when it comes to picking his best form of attack.

Chris Wood and Matej Vydra made for a positive partnership in midweek as Vydra scored his first goal in over 1,200 minutes of football to give Burnley an early lead in the 1-1 draw at home to Leicester City, while Wood - in his first start for a month following injury - brought good saves from Kasper Schmeichel to be denied a winner.

Ashley Barnes - Wood's most frequent strike partner in recent seasons - is working his way back from injury, while Jay Rodriguez had to settle for a place on the bench against the Foxes at Turf Moor.

But as Dyche noted how they each bring different qualities to his side, he insisted all have their part to play.

"I believe in those four as the main strikers," said the Burnley boss.

"They give a lot for the cause and getting them all truly fit and available would be a positive.

"I think they can all adapt and play for us in different ways. They are slightly different characters on the pitch as well and it gives us that bit more flexibility."

And Dyche was pleased to see Vydra get off the mark in the Premier League this season and be rewarded for his endeavour.

"I think he is improving with his energy for the side," he continued.

"He is arguably the quickest here and using the weapon of that pace when appropriate, I think he is working off the ball better and his awareness to defend.

"He operated very well with Chris Wood, who I thought was excellent.

"If you are going to play two up there they have to come to the party because you are a man down in the midfield, usually playing against a three.

"Both strikers gave some energy and some quality, especially in the second half because we looked a threat."

Asked what he thought his best pairing was, Dyche added: "Usually the most effective at any given time.

"Sometimes you look at the history of the pairings so the obvious one is Woody and Barnsey, who have been successful together and both scored goals.

"Sometimes it is the connection and I had a tough decision to make for the Leicester game because Jay Rod and Vyds and Woody coming back fit - who we protected a little bit on Sunday - and then you have to pick on of the other two who have been performing in different ways and were very good at Fulham together.

"I think it is adapting as the challenge comes.

"All four strikers have the ability to play together because you want varying ways of the team operating.

"Whatever the connection with the strikers we pick it on what we are seeing with our eyes and what we are seeing in training, what they are doing in performances and injuries as well.

"Me and my staff felt it was a good decision to play Woody and Vyds and I thought for large parts of the (Leicester) game if worked out well so we will see going forwards."