SEAN Dyche is sweating on the fitness of Matt Lowton for the trip to Bournemouth after the right-back picked up a knock at the weekend.

The 28-year-old completed the full game against Arsenal but Dyche revealed he collected an injury during the game and is now a late fitness test ahead of tomorrow night's trip to the south coast.

Dyche has been unable to field an unchanged back four in the Premier League so far this season, but Phil Bardsley will be on standby if Lowton isn't passed fit.

“Matt Lowton has a bit of a knock, there was a big challenge on the weekend," he said. "He's come through the game alright but we've got an eye on that. We're hopeful he'll be okay."

Jon Walters has resumed full training with the Clarets after overcoming a knee injury, while Dyche also provided an update on Tom Heaton's rehabilitation from a shoulder injury.

“Tom is moving forward with his shoulder, now the strength work continues," he said. "Jon Walters is getting closer, he trained with us properly today for the first time. He'll need a bit of game time, development games."

If Dyche is forced into a change tomorrow night he is confident he has the squad depth to handle it.

“I like the way the squad is operating, it is a squad now," he said. "If there's changes to be made when we need them I think the margins are tight between who's playing and who's not.

"That was a big part of trying to recruit the right people in the summer, to have that real competition. To have enough of a competitive edge to carry a season."