Dyche calls for Burnley consistency

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

SEAN Dyche has called for the Clarets to show their consistency credentials by backing up his first win as Burnley boss.

The 41-year-old (pictured) celebrated kicking off his Turf Moor reign beginning life as Burnley boss with three points against Wolves, thanks to goals from Martin Paterson and top scorer Charlie Austin in either half.

In addition the Clarets be-came only the second teamthis season to prevent Stale Solbakken’s men from scoring.

And Dyche has called for at least the same level of performance when they line up for the second of three games in his first full week at the helm, against Leeds United tomorrow.

“I’ve immediately thrown down the challenge again – another game Tuesday, another game Saturday. It’s relentless in the Championship, but everyone knows that,” said Dyche.

“So as much as we’re delighted, and I’m really pleased with the players’ application, the next one comes around pretty quick. So I said we enjoy it, we relax, we recover and then we’re ready to go again.”

Of the win, he added: “It was a little bit fraught at the end, they were throwing everything in there by that stage. But it is a great feeling.

“The biggest thing I play for is to win. I played like that as a player.

“Sometimes you have to do it by hook or crook, which we probably did second half, but that’s a quality that can’t be underestimated – that ability to win a game when it’s not quite going right for you.”

Dyche added: “I think a clean sheet is important and gives everyone a good mentality to build on.

“The defenders have spoken about it. The back four were excellent at times. There are still little things that need tidying up but in general they were excellent.

“The whole team have taken to what we’ve offered them in a very short space of time and second half in particular delivered the things that arguably people were questioning.”

Dyche was referring, in particular, to Burnley’s defensive record.

Before the weekend games the Clarets had conceded the most goals in the Championship.

“I think the lads have been very receptive, and they’ve been open,” Dyche said. “I believe in honesty and respect and they’ve shown that in abundance.

“The balance has still got to be correct in order to play well and win, as in exciting and causing the opposition trouble, but then there’s real framework so that if it’s not your day to be great you can still win.”

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2:00pm Mon 5 Nov 12

The Chicken Lover says...

Much improved defensive display - Very happy that they experiment with Edgar and Stock worked well. No reason not to stick with that for a few more games and see where that leaves us.

I do feel Marney "in the hole" behind Austin isselling ourselves a bit short though. He is very hustle and bustle but finishing well isn't a forte - imagine what a player like Eagles or Elliott could've done with his chances on Saturday. Maybe McCann will play the role better? That isn't a dig - i'm just pointing out the system worked well, and has the possibility of working even better when/if we have a more experienced player in that position.

The defence was much improved - very impressed with Dyche there.

I would like to see another winger or two - Wallace doesn't really beat his man and Paterson tends to drift inward. We only really have Stanislas and Trippier who are consistent at driving forward, beating a man and getting a good ball in. I am looking forward to seeing Dane Richards when he arrives but for now the only dribblers associated with the club are Stanislas and that chap No Nay Never who writes comments underneath articles, but obviously that sort of dribbling will never be of use to anyone.
Much improved defensive display - Very happy that they experiment with Edgar and Stock worked well. No reason not to stick with that for a few more games and see where that leaves us. I do feel Marney "in the hole" behind Austin isselling ourselves a bit short though. He is very hustle and bustle but finishing well isn't a forte - imagine what a player like Eagles or Elliott could've done with his chances on Saturday. Maybe McCann will play the role better? That isn't a dig - i'm just pointing out the system worked well, and has the possibility of working even better when/if we have a more experienced player in that position. The defence was much improved - very impressed with Dyche there. I would like to see another winger or two - Wallace doesn't really beat his man and Paterson tends to drift inward. We only really have Stanislas and Trippier who are consistent at driving forward, beating a man and getting a good ball in. I am looking forward to seeing Dane Richards when he arrives but for now the only dribblers associated with the club are Stanislas and that chap No Nay Never who writes comments underneath articles, but obviously that sort of dribbling will never be of use to anyone. The Chicken Lover
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