Burnley's Sean Dyche happy to have a striker headache

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche is happy to have multiple options in his squad.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has said he is pleased to have a striker selection headache for his side's upcoming Premier League games.

The Clarets start a run of crucial games when they face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday - a game that could be key to their quest to avoid relegation at the first time of asking.

Striker Sam Vokes made a goalscoring return in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham in the FA Cup during midweek, leaving manager Dyche with a decision to make on who starts up front this weekend.

“It’s a fantastic dilemma for me and the more the merrier,” said the Burnley boss on the club's official website.

“We think we have got a good, healthy group now who are all slightly different, which gives us a chance to operate in different ways.

"It’s the toughest job as a manager because you have to let people down in one way or another. But last year we didn’t really have that too much, but I feel we do now.”

The game at Turf Moor will feature the return of Charlie Austin to his former club, another striker who has proven his worth at Premier League level this season.

The Rangers forward has scored 12 goals already this season, leading to calls for him to be included in the next England squad.

That has led to comparisons with Burnley forward Danny Ings, who has also proven effective up front in his first season in the Premier League. Dyche, however, thinks the two are entirely different.

“They are both completely different people and players,” he said.

“I have a lot of respect for both of them and they are both smashing people. I really enjoy their company, let alone their professionalism and talent, but they are very different players.”

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