SEAN Dyche is pleased with the attacking options available to him after Burnley’s late splurge on strikers in the transfer window.

The Clarets chief believes it is essential to be equipped with different ways of hurting the opposition in the Premier League and he is now happy he has that in his squad’s armoury.

Although Burnley lost Andre Gray this summer, with the striker joining Watford for £18million in the week before the first game of the season, Dyche brought two new frontmen to Turf Moor in the final 10 days of the window.

Chris Wood has made a bright start to his Clarets career after a record £15million move from Leeds, scoring in his first two league appearances, while £5million man Nahki Wells is still recovering from an operation but will bring pace to the frontline.

Dyche revealed he’d monitored both strikers for a while, and believes they can compliment Sam Vokes, Ashley Barnes and Jon Walters in his attack.

“With Chris Wood I’ve liked him for a while and I attempt to recruit players I know a lot about and ones I’ve followed and seen how their development has gone,” the Turf boss said.

“I’ve known him for a few years when he was first on the scene. He’s similar to Vokesy, not as player, in that he’s had a number of loan spells and been wandering around football a bit, and then found a home at Leeds and done well there and now we want to make him part of what we do here, and he’s started off very well.

“Nahki, he’s a player I’ve known for a while and I like the idea of hungry players who want their chance to perform at the top level.

“He’s been searching for his chance, he wasn’t clear it was going to be at Huddersfield, he’s another player we’ve monitored for a while and sometimes the lines cross at the right time.

“He’s something different to what we’ve got. In the Premier League you need as many attacking threats as you can get and he’s a different type to what we’ve got.”

The additions have increased the options available to Dyche and against Crystal Palace he played two up front for the first time this season, with Wood partnering Vokes.

“It’s just different weapons, the different types of players you need in any division, particularly the Premier League, how many different ways can you affect a game?,” Dyche said.

“I think we wanted more difference in the depth, and I think we’ve got that.

“Woody and Vokesy look physically similar but are different players, with different skill sets.

“Barnesy has a bit of everything and is an old-fashioned handful.

“Nahki is more of a goal poacher, goal sniffer, and Jon can play anywhere across the front three.

“The idea was to collect a group who can rub off on each other and compliment each other on any given day and circumstance, that’s the theory anyway.”

Last week Wood insisted he was more than just an old fashioned target man of a forward and he proved that on Sunday, finishing coolly when latching on Lee Chung-Yong’s short backpass.

“I think Woody has more to his game than just being a targetman, but most have nowadays, the game requires it,” Dyche said of his record signing.

“There’s not many old-fashioned target men anymore, who literally hold it up, lay it off and get in the box.

“The game has moved on considerably. Vokesy’s not that either. “You could even put Barnesy in that category.

“It’s too easy to throw them in that group, and there’s more to them than that.”