SEAN Dyche believes Charlie Taylor can take inspiration from the way James Tarkowski has grasped his chance in the Burnley side as the Clarets left-back plays the waiting game.

Taylor was a £4.8million arrival from Leeds United in the summer but he has so far found chances limited thanks to the excellent form of Stephen Ward.

But Dyche is delighted with how the 24-year-old is progressing on the training pitches at the Barnfield Training Centre.

Taylor has been limited to two appearances in the Carabao Cup in his time with the Clarets so far and he's failed to make the bench for the last four Premier League fixtures.

However, Dyche remains full of praise for the former Leeds man, and he believes he can follow in the footsteps of Tarkowski, who had to wait for his own chance at the back but has since shown the benefit of work on the training ground by impressing alongside Ben Mee at the heart of defence this season.

"Tarky has come in and done very well, he’s had his fair share of pats on the back," Dyche said.

"Rightly so, that’s another marker for us on the work done behind playing. He’s been very diligent with his professionalism and how he’s looked after himself.

"Kevin Long as well, he’s done the same thing in that position and came in at the end of last season. We want all the players to be ready all of the time.

"Charlie Taylor is the best example of that at the moment. He hasn’t had a look in yet, but he’s working very hard on his game, his details, the work we do with him. They’re all important because when you get your chance you want to perform and stay in the team."

Dyche believes the 'culture' within the Clarets camp plays an influential role in keeping players who aren't in the team on their toes and ready to grasp their chance.

And the Turf chief sees that demand and professionalism within Taylor, a player he believes has a 'massive future' as he continues to try and pressure Ward for a place in the Clarets' Premier League side.

"That goes down to the culture and environment you work in. We demand and the team demands, that can rub off on individuals," Dyche said.

"Tarky it has, Kevin Long has it. Numerous others as well down the time I’ve been here and I take great pride in how myself and the staff work as a unit, that’s an important factor in a lot of our success.

“Keano was fantastic for us, Tarky’s come in, and I never had a doubt in my mind he’d come in and do well.

“I watched him train and be diligent and do all things good professionals do when they’re not playing - I’ve got that with Charlie Taylor, getting ready. Charlie has a massive future and I can’t get him on the bench at the moment."