BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche has not ruled out the possibility of Aaron Lennon returning to Turf Moor.

The winger is back training with the Clarets after a year in Turkey’s top flight with Kayeserispor and played the final 18 minutes of the 2-0 defeat against Caidz on Saturday in the final public warm-up ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

Dyche is in need of reinforcements in the wide areas and while he admitted it was initially a fitness arrangement with the 34-year-old, he could not discount the possibility he would put pen to paper on something more permanent.

“We are actively looking for players,” Dyche said. “He’s someone we know well, who has done a good job for us in the past.

“He’s someone I didn’t want to go in the first place. There’s a lot to that story, which everyone knows. He played quite a bit of football last year and is looking very fit and well.

“He asked me if he could come back in and train and at the minute it’s just that and we’ll see where that leads to.”

Dyche was boosted by the returns of both goalkeeper Nick Pope, after injury, and striker Chris Wood, following international duty at the Olympics with New Zealand, for the meeting with the La Liga side.

“Popey’s had a good pre-season in the sense of coming back from his injury,” Dyche told the club.

“It’s good for him to get his 90 minutes and good to see the fans back in as well.

“We were just giving him (Wood) a taster today because he’s played plenty of football. I think he’s got the highest minutes in pre-season from playing over there so it was really to get him back involved.”

“Vyds (Matej Vydra) has still got to get fit and sharp because he came back late and there’s another game on Tuesday (behind closed doors) that we will use wisely and make sure some of these players top up.”

Matt Lowton was missing for Cadiz having been identified as a close contact of a Covid case.