DEAN Marney and Nahki Wells will make their return from injury at the City Ground tomorrow as they feature for Burnley Under-23s against Nottingham Forest.

Marney has been absent since January when he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in the defeat at Arsenal, his second in less than two years, while Wells hasn't played since completing his £5million move from Huddersfield Town on deadline day as he recovers from an ankle operation.

But both will begin their returns to first-team action against Forest (1.30pm), with Marney only set to play a half while Wells could be given longer if he comes through unscathed.

"They will both get some time in a game tomorrow," Dyche said of the pair.

"Deano has a longer journey from training to playing, he will play probably 45 minutes max regardless of how he’s feeling. It’s building up the layers of playing and the amount of time.

"Nakhi is more see how you feel, he was fit all last season before he had this done. It’s get a feel for it.

"Deano is still go slow, Nakhi see how he goes and his will be slightly more accelerated."

Dyche will be without Jon Walters against this weekend but he refused to put a timescale on the knee injury that has sidelined him for over a move.

Reports in Ireland yesterday suggested the 33-year-old could be out until Christmas and would miss the Republic's World Cup play-off in November, but Dyche would only say the former Stoke City man would be missing for 'weeks'.

"It’s purely good news in the sense that what we know it is. It’s wear and tear in his knee so it’s about strengthening that area to get him back stronger than before," the Clarets chief said.

"You can’t do that in days, it’s weeks to build up that real strength to protect the knee joint.

"It’s a wear and tear injury that needed time to calm down. It won’t be days it will be weeks. We hoped it will settle down quickly. It’s getting strength through the knee."

Asked if Walters could make the November play-off, Dyche added: "I don’t know. He is old enough and wise and enough to know his own body. It’s a simplistic injury but it still needs that protection. There’s no timescales."