​Burnley manager Sean Dyche insists he will not field a weakened side for the Clarets' FA Cup tie against Lincoln City.

A win over the National League leaders would send Dyche's side to the quarter finals and within a match of a trip to Wembley, but the former Watford manager has insisted his side will not underestimate their lower league opposition on Saturday.

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“I think the team we have changed and that has played has done very well, not just with the score lines, I think they’ve performed very well,” Dyche said, as quoted by the ​Lancashire Telegraph.

“It doesn’t mean we’re definitely going to go with that same side, in fact I’m sure it won’t be that same side due to injuries and suspensions.

“I pick a team that can win. My squad now is rounded enough so that they’re all capable.

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“Our changes are different, we’re not using kids who have never played or only a handful of times, we’re not giving debuts, it’s mostly rounded players who are doing well in their careers."

Burnley have become well known for their resolute defence and organisation this season and Dyche believes a strong identity is key to having a good understanding within his squad.

“If you look at our team who won in the last round you would think that is a decent and recognisable team.


“More or less everybody’s involved at any given time and the cup is a different opportunity where players who have not played every week have come in and given strong performances.

“The thing I’ve been pleased about it when we do mix the side is it still looks like what we’re about, there’s still an identity to what we do. That means every player knows how we operate and that’s a really important thing.”