Sean Dyche still plans to manage Maxwel Cornet’s integration into the Burnley side carefully after the Ivory Coast winger impressed in Tuesday’s 4-1 Carabao Cup win over Rochdale.

Cornet was the headline signing of the summer for Burnley, joining in a £13 million move from Lyon, but is being eased in gradually.

The 24-year-old made his debut as a substitute in last week’s 1-0 defeat against Arsenal before playing a starring role on Tuesday night to the delight of the watching fans at Turf Moor.

Burnley head to Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday but Dyche may well resist the urge to put Cornet into the starting line-up again.

“When players hit the ground running and get the feel of the fans towards them the attachment can grow and it’s nice to get that, but it’s the longer-term view that’s more important,” said the Burnley boss.

“I still think you’ve got to manage that wisely, allow him that breather to get involved in the group which he’s slowly but surely doing.”

Dyche has been impressed with how Cornet had settled so far, even if there is still a minor language barrier to overcome at times, and feels the reception he has received from the fans can only help.

He added: “It’s advantageous when the crowd likes a player early, it allows them to bring that freedom to their game, particularly players from foreign shores.

“That early connection is important to help him settle in his life on and off the pitch.”

Burnley brought in several fresh faces in the transfer window following last season’s takeover, allowing Dyche to strengthen a squad which had been depleted in previous seasons.

While the Clarets are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season, Dyche hopes the returns of those investments will soon be seen.

“It’s still early but you want it to affect the group and give that little edge to their performance,” he said.

“That’s how I found it as a player – you’re always looking across at what’s in the camp and the possibility of who’s going out – the threat it could be you.

“You want the stimulus both for the group and for individuals.

“We tried to sign players this summer that affect the age balance in the group, that usually costs more but we brought in a few quid as well.

“The business side of the window has been good and the early signs are the playing side has been as well. There’s more to come from these players.”

Though Cornet shone, the player who stole the headlines on Tuesday night was a much more familiar face as Jay Rodriguez scored all four goals to push his claims for a starting place at the King Power Stadium.

“We’ve created a lot of chances this season, changes of quality, but putting them in is the hardest job in the game,” Dyche added. “There’s no pressure on that front from me, but Jay Rod came in and delivered without a doubt.

“It’s no easy thing scoring four goals and apart from that last one (a slightly fortunate deflection) he did it with aplomb.

“It’s a good thing to have for us, someone who wants to grab the shirt, and with his performance the other night he’s done himself no harm at all.”