BURNLEY will be without Jon Walters this weekend as the Republic of Ireland international continues to battle a knee injury.

The experienced forward was absent for the Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Leeds United on Tuesday night and he will again be missing from the matchday squad for Saturday's visit of Huddersfield Town to Turf Moor.

Walters suffered a minor ankle ligament problem earlier in the season but recovered to feature twice for the Republic of Ireland, but the 33-year-old has now seen his knee flare up and Sean Dyche couldn't put a timescale on his return as the Clarets wait for the problem to settle down.

“He's got to let his knee settle down a little bit, his knee flared up a bit, so we’re not sure on timescales with that," the Burnley boss said.

Nahki Wells will also be unavailable to face the club he left on deadline day as he recovers from a minor ankle operation, but he is making good progress.

“He's going well, we know the injury, we’re being careful in the early stages, but he's on the grass and going well, the last 10 days or so," Dyche said.

Dyche revealed that the medical team were pleased with the outcome of Tom Heaton's operation as he recovers from a dislocated shoulder.

"It’s too early yet, but they’re really pleased with how the operation went," he said.

"It’s pretty straightforward with regards to what the surgeon is used to seeing. Tom is fine, but it’s a settling down period for now."