SEAN Dyche is hopeful that full backs Matt Lowton and Phil Bardsley will be fit for the visit of Fulham on Saturday.

The pair missed the FA Cup win over Barnsley last weekend meaning centre half James Tarkowski filled in on the right.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson has a slight thigh problem and will be assessed while Aaron Lennon remains a longer term absentee and Robbie Brady misses out through suspension.

Dyche said: “Bardo and Lowts, there’s a strong chance at least one will be right. Johann we’ll have to wait and see, he’s got a niggly thigh.”

Tom Heaton is expected to start in goal for the Clarets despite Nick Pope returning from his shoulder injury in the win over Barnsley.

Burnley have three England international goalkeepers vying for the number one jersey with Joe Hart also on the books.