Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes the club have the building blocks in place to improve their recruitment after a quiet January transfer window.

The Clarets brought Mike Rigg in as technical director earlier this season with the 49-year-old’s brief including identifying potential signings from overseas.

Burnley made just one addition in last month’s window - Peter Crouch arriving on a free transfer from Stoke City - while Sam Vokes moved the other way for a fee in the region of £7m.

But Dyche, who saw efforts to sign Birmingham City’s Che Adams rebuffed last week, believes the Clarets will be able to strengthen their hand in the transfer market over the coming transfer windows.

“We are looking for continued progress,” Dyche told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“We have done well I feel with player trading and with making a team that can be successful and it is now about adding the next level to that.

“Can we add more detailed analysis, more detail in our financial planning regards players, are there high quality younger players we can bring in, can we open our minds to the foreign market in a more deep level?

“We have been but can we get that depth to the players that we are looking at.

“It is all of those things that are a continued part of the growth.

“It is something we have been fighting for for a long time, I felt it has been really necessary here for a long, long time but Burnley takes time. It takes time to do things, it is not always instant.

“Riggy will have time and that is to put the right things in place that will serve us well now, or as quickly as possible, but then equally continue to serve the club well year after year.”

Dyche has held conversations with Rigg since his arrival and believes having a window working together can only be beneficial moving forward.

“Just getting an alignment on what I think of players and what he thinks of players. And not just players but the planning, the team, the recruitment, the analyst side, all the various things.

“But a big part of his role is to start getting a more enhanced model to work from on the recruitment side and then that will grow into other areas over time I am sure.”

Some Burnley fans were critical of the lack of spending from the Clarets in January given their position in the Premier League table.

Dyche equalled the club’s transfer record in the summer when bringing in Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough for £15m but said it is not as easy as splashing any cash earned by top flight rewards given the longer term view taken at Turf Moor.

“It is a different model here,” said the Clarets chief. “Everyone knows that, people put two and two together and say you must have money there because you don’t spend super large amounts but the club are trying to build beyond year one. They are trying to build beyond that. It is about 18 months, two years, three years, it is about building a model that be sustained over a long period. That is why the business side of it is difficult.

“But the business we are in doesn’t care about that, most clubs have got a completely different of view of that, mainly because they have got very, very wealthy owners.

“The owners here are very wealthy in my life but in Premier League life, a lot of the owners are worth hundreds and hundreds of millions if not billions, and that is a completely different ball game so therefore the model here is different.

“It is tricky here to work with it, you could always want more money like managers do but I have got a balanced view of the realities of the club.

“I think to understand the club is a better way of working.

“I could jump up and down sometimes and say why aren’t we doing this and why aren’t we doing that?’

“But that maybe would put the whole of the club at some form of risk whereas at the moment everyone knows where it is.

“But we understand the challenges, I certainly do, it is difficult because we are always trying to develop players, sign them at the right level and the right age, Crouch is a bit different, but generally speaking.

“And all that within a finance that is achievable now and moving forward.

“To factor all those things together, and then make the signings happen, is very difficult.

“We have achieved a lot doing that so far but it is an ongoing challenge and the market doesn’t care for our challenge, the market doesn’t care for good practice and prudence, it cares for getting players on the pitch to win games.”