SEAN Dyche believes record signing Robbie Brady will offer more to the Clarets this season after settling into new surroundings.

The Republic of Ireland wide man joined Burnley for £13million on the final day of the January transfer window but struggled to hit top form in the closing months of last season.

But the 25-year-old impressed in pre-season and in Saturday's opening day win at Chelsea and Dyche believes Burney will see signs of improvement from the former Norwich City man now he's settled into the club during the summer.

"Last season there was a lot on his plate, he moved south to north, he had a big tag on his head and came in mid-season," Dyche said of his record buy.

"(Now) he can be settled with a clear focus on the job in hand and of our expectations of him in the team.

"It’s trying to simplify his view of it. When you come into a club mid-season for a big figure it can be difficult and I think he had a difficult spell.

"Now he’s adapted, he’s got used to it, his family is more settled. All those things count. Off the pitch is often as important as on the pitch for players."

Dyche had a debrief with all of his squad at the end of last season and he revealed that Brady had told him there was more to come on the pitch.

He scored a fine free-kick on his home debut against Chelsea last February but found himself in and out of the team as the season drew to a close.

"At the end of the season we have a little chat, just 10 minutes, what do they think? Robbie said he’s got more to offer and he has, he knows that," Dyche said.

"He’s offered in spells but he’s got more consistency to offer, he’s come back fit and he looks motivated to go and deliver."