Burnley boss Sean Dyche is hoping to have James Tarkowski available for the Carabao Cup tie at Millwall on Wednesday night but Robbie Brady faces a spell on the sidelines.

The winger was forced off in the first half of Sunday's Premier League defeat to Leicester City with a knock to the ribs and will be assessed in the coming days but won't be risked against the Championship side.

Tarkowski meanwhile, missed the weekend defeat and the Carabao Cup second round win over Sheffield United with a toe injury amid transfer speculation linking him with a move to West Ham United.

The Clarets have knocked back two offers from the Hammers with David Moyes keen to sign the 27-year-old to bolster his defence.

His absence from the Burnley team so far this season has fanned the rumour mill but Dyche said after the loss to the Foxes that Tarkowski had a strong chance of featuring against the Lions, while the Turf boss also gave an update on Brady and the rest of the injured Clarets contingent.

“I’m expecting he’s got every chance to be fit for Millwall in the cup, so we’ll wait and see," said Dyche of Tarkowski.

"“Robbie got a knock in the ribs when he was away with the national side and unfortunately it happened again.

"Ribs can be a really awkward one to play with so we made that decision early to give them a chance to settle down.

“It’s a shame for him, because he’s been in and out with injury for the last while, so that was a blow for him and for us.

“It’s not the same (rib injury) as last year with us, he just got a knock in the international game. I don’t think it’s too much to worry about.

"I think it is (minor). We will get it double checked but we will have to wait and see how that settles down."

Dyche also provided an update on the remaining injured Clarets in Ben Mee, Ashley Barnes, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Jack Cork with none expected to be fit for the Millwall game or the Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday.

"Ben Mee is on his way but won't make this week," said Dyche.

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"Barnesy will play in the 23s games this week and hopefully come through.

"Johann we have better news on in that it is not as drastic as it could have been and Corky is a bit behind them.

"There is some light at the end of the tunnel but it won't be this week or the next couple of weeks for them, other than Tarky."