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Clarets Column: One week makes such a big difference to Clarets
What a difference a week makes. The disappointment of last weekend’s derby draw with Blackburn Rovers has been swept away with two fantastic wins.
The victory against Birmingham on Tuesday was fairly straight forward due to the fact that there was very little resistance from the visitors who were as poor a side as I have seen for a while.
But a win at Elland Road is something that doesn’t come along very often for the Clarets.
Our performances this season have been superb and finally we are seeing Sean Dyche and the lads getting the credit they deserve.
Leeds is a tough place to go and despite the fact we were hanging on a little at the end - and had keeper Tom Heaton to thank for a couple of outstanding saves - the three points were nothing less than the performance deserved.
Dyche may have one of the smallest squads in the Championship but he has a group of players who would run through a brick wall for the cause and that counts for a lot.
Scott Arfield grabbed his second goal in two games and the reaction from him since his error handed Rovers a point has been fantastic.
And Sam Vokes got the goal his recent form has warranted after another excellent display.
I know I keep banging on about how much Sam has developed in recent weeks but he really is turning into a quality striker at this level.
He always said he needed a run in the side and, having been granted one by Dyche, he’s certainly proving his worth.
We knew we needed a reaction after the Rovers game and we have certainly had it.
There is another important week coming up, starting with the visit of Nottingham Forest for the Captial One Cup tie tomorrow.
I am sure Dyche will rotate his squad to keep people fresh and give those who have struggled for starts a bit of game time but I am sure he will still be wanting to progress.
We found in our last promotion season under Owen Coyle that the cup run helped push us on and there is no reason that can’t be the case.
Charlton Athletic are the visitors on Saturday and that presents another chance for three points.
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