"He's shown directness and that can be a real weapon in football," the Turf Moor boss told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"We felt Saturday's game needed that burst of energy down the right-hand side to stretch the pitch.
"We wanted to try to get him an introduction. We got that and he looked effervescent when he came on and stretched the pitch for us, and got a little chance and affected things.
"It's early days yet but we'll see how it goes."