Burnley are unlikely to recall Nahki Wels from his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers but Sean Dyche did reveal that Burnley have the option to extend the striker's contract, potentially paving the way for a return to Turf Moor for the Bermuda international.
Wells has not started a single game for Burnley since arriving from Huddersfield Town in the summer of 2017 for £5million.
The 29-year-old is currently on loan at Loftus Road and netted a hat-trick in the 6-1 win over Cardiff City on New Year's Day to take his tally for the campaign to 12.
Burnley have injury concerns over Ashley Barnes, who will see a specialist on his troublesome groin issue on Friday, while Jay Rodriguez is a doubt for the game at Chelsea this weekend through illness.
Should Barnes be ruled out long term the Clarets would be down to three senior strikers with Chris Wood, who has overcome a knock of his own, and Matej Vydra the other options.
But Dyche said at this stage a recall for Wells, on a season-long deal from Burnley, is unlikely although a break clause does exist meaning the Clarets are able to recall the frontman anytime this month.