SEAN Dyche is hoping a fully-fit squad can help his side push on in the latter part of the campaign.

The Clarets have been hit hard by injuries this season and remain without Aaron Lennon and Jon Walters with the latter not expected to return this term.

But Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady are back fit and came off the bench in the weekend draw with Southampton while Stephen Ward was an unused sub.

With Steven Defour and Matt Lowton also recovering well, the boss is looking forward to having more options available to him.

Burnley visit Brighton on Saturday before a two-week break due to an early FA Cup exit.

And Dyche thinks the gap between the Amex trip and a home game with Spurs on February 23 will be beneficial.

“If we can get through the Brighton game intact, at least we have that little break which hopefully allows more players to chance to get more training and more strength under their belt," said Dyche.

“Sometimes, when you come back, you need the strength training and conditioning, but you also need that little bit of luck to stay injury free for a period until your body balances again.

“We have had players just get there, then break down and that’s been frustrating, but I think they are on their way back now.”

The Clarets are unbeaten in six Premier League games but remain just two points clear of third bottom Cardiff City.

But with only five points separating the Bluebirds in 18th and Brighton in 13th, Burnley will be looking to capitalise on their good form.

“It all has to come together at some point and I’m very pleased that the signs are strong at the moment,” added Dyche.

“Six games unbeaten in the Premier League is not easy and the mentality of those performances has been key.

“It shows there is a strength to us, which we’ve always had, but now it’s coming back and you can sense it.

“People are going the extra inches that count and sometimes it’s hard to define what makes that work, or not work.

“I’m pleased to say though that at the moment the players are showing strong signs of that mentality."