PETER Crouch made an immediate impact for Burnley and boss Sean Dyche feels there is plenty more to come from the new boy.

The Clarets striker came off the bench with 15 minutes to go on Saturday and made a nuisance of himself in the Southampton box as Burnley piled in the crosses in search of an equaliser.

The leveller arrived from the penalty spot in added time when Jack Stephens handled under pressure from Crouch.

Clarets chief Dyche was pleased with the contribution of the 38-year-old, who joined on a free transfer from Stoke on deadline day, but said the frontman will offer much more than just a target to aim for.

“We haven’t brought him in just for that,” Dyche said of Crouch’s aerial ability. “He has got more than that, he is well renowned.

“The people who have played with Peter Crouch always speak about his ability, his way of bringing players into the game, his understanding of centre forward play.

“He is such an odd figure, I played against him when he was young but he draws people all over the place and they end up more worried about him because if they don’t deal with him then they know his record suggests he will take a chance.

“It is a double edge sword, he can affect it just by his understanding of the game and by the fact that there is no one else like him.

“He worries teams and possibly that put doubt in the players’ mind who ended up handballing it. It is a penalty, his arm is in an unnatural position.”

Dyche also feels Crouch will also be a valuable addition off the pitch.

“I think he is a good player, a proper professional and I think he will work with our group as well and I think that is important,” he added. “The mentality of that is very strong and we want him to add to that.”