Burnley boss Dyche takes positives from a point

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche said he would only look to the positives of Burnley's performance in a goalless draw with Watford.

It was only the second time this season the Clarets had drawn a blank, and the first time since February that they had been involved in a 0-0 game.

The point forced them out of the top two for the first time since September, but was enough to reduce the gap to top spot to one point.

Fans expressed frustration, but Dyche said: "I work in a positive manner.

“I don’t see the point in doing anything else and there were lots of positives.

“We have dominated a very good side, so there are really good signs of what we are about again and there’s no bad news for me.

"It was a dominant first half and we created a number of chances. Their keeper made a great save from Scott Arfield.

“In the second half the first 20 minutes levelled and then I thought we finished really strong, as we have a tendency to do.

“But we’ve had to make a lot of changes tonight and I thought the lads applied themselves very well and tonight we moved a point closer to the top, which is nice for us.”

Danny Ings' absence through injury was among the changes, with Kevin Long coming in to replace suspended defender Michael Duff. Junior Stanislas and Brian Stock started ahead of Michael Kightly and David Edgar, while Keith Treacy's inclusion out wide allowed Arfield to play just off lone striker Sam Vokes and fill the void left by Ings.

Dyche said he was "hopeful" Ings' ankle would recover in time for the top scorer to face Barnsley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

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12:55am Wed 4 Dec 13

burnleyfan4life says...

Very disapointing game and to be honest both teams were very poor - Watford next to charlton are the poorest tewam we have played this year - We do not have the squad to cover for injuries but we are where we are!

One thing for sure is Brian Stock to me is the worst player I have seen at Burnley for several seasons - a league 2 / nin league player at best - woefull distribution - any pass that made it to a Burnley player was played behind them when they were making advancing runs. This caused the player to have to check back and we lose all the imomentum. That was when it did not go ro a Watford player which was most of the time!!!. As soon as I saw Stock in the line up I knew we could not win - Poor everytime I have seen him and definately not of Championship standard.

Mr Keith Treacy frustrating, way of the pace, did not try hard enough - We all know there is a player in there but he struggles to get out - jad enough tries I I think now - Impact sub at best,

Stanislas - Did ok - just seema too lightweight
Arfield - Reasonable Game
Jones - My man of the match - without him we would have lost hands down
Mee- Fair game
Long - Solid duff may be worried?
Shackell - good game shame his heading was off from our set plays today.
Heaton - not much to do but what he had to do he did well
Trippier - Another good match best right back in League
Vokes - Great hold up/lay off play but for who?? - his game relies on a second striker - missed Ings

Not sure why Noble was not given a try

Summary - Poor display but the overrifing thought was that Brian Stock should never ever play for us again - I am sorry but hid dloppy/poor play caused us to lack cohesion and gave away ball too many times!!
Very disapointing game and to be honest both teams were very poor - Watford next to charlton are the poorest tewam we have played this year - We do not have the squad to cover for injuries but we are where we are! One thing for sure is Brian Stock to me is the worst player I have seen at Burnley for several seasons - a league 2 / nin league player at best - woefull distribution - any pass that made it to a Burnley player was played behind them when they were making advancing runs. This caused the player to have to check back and we lose all the imomentum. That was when it did not go ro a Watford player which was most of the time!!!. As soon as I saw Stock in the line up I knew we could not win - Poor everytime I have seen him and definately not of Championship standard. Mr Keith Treacy frustrating, way of the pace, did not try hard enough - We all know there is a player in there but he struggles to get out - jad enough tries I I think now - Impact sub at best, Stanislas - Did ok - just seema too lightweight Arfield - Reasonable Game Jones - My man of the match - without him we would have lost hands down Mee- Fair game Long - Solid duff may be worried? Shackell - good game shame his heading was off from our set plays today. Heaton - not much to do but what he had to do he did well Trippier - Another good match best right back in League Vokes - Great hold up/lay off play but for who?? - his game relies on a second striker - missed Ings Not sure why Noble was not given a try Summary - Poor display but the overrifing thought was that Brian Stock should never ever play for us again - I am sorry but hid dloppy/poor play caused us to lack cohesion and gave away ball too many times!! burnleyfan4life

8:02am Wed 4 Dec 13

goldfinger59 says...

And the slide continues, you did well to scrape a draw against a team there for the taking.
And the slide continues, you did well to scrape a draw against a team there for the taking. goldfinger59

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