SEAN Dyche is refusing to get carried away with dreams of European football next season after seeing Burnley rack up a fourth straight Premier League win.

The Clarets strengthened their grip on seventh place with a 2-1 win at Watford, while rivals Leicester City were beaten at home by Newcastle.

That leaves Burnley six points clear of the Foxes ahead of their meeting at Turf Moor next week, where the Clarets could land a decesive blow in the battle for seventh and a likely spot in the Europa League.

But while Dyche is only focusing on that next game he admits what started as a joke amongst fans is now becoming a serious proposition, with the travelling Clarets again belting out 'we're all going on a European tour' at Vicarage Road.

“It started as a joke, and now they’re thinking ‘hello’, might not be such a joke," the Turf boss said.

"I just think we’ve got another game next weekend. I’ve been talking about the next game ever since I’ve been at the club, and it’s true. It was my mentality as a player, you haven’t done anything until the end of the season.

“It’s your (the media's) job to write about the ups and downs and ins and outs of a season, it’s my job to remember you only get measured at the end of the season, when the table is sitting there right in front of you.

“You can have good spells, bad spells, but that’s the real measure. I see through all of it and look at the bigger picture."

Dyche was pleased to see Burnley's famous 'strong jaw' on display again against the club where he started his managerial career.

It looked like being another disappointing return for Dyche when Roberto Pereyra put Watford ahead, only for Sam Vokes and Jack Cork to turn the game on its head in four second half minutes.

Asked about the strong jaw, Dyche said: "It was needed.

"I think there was a strong mentality, good with all the basics, doing all the ugly, nitty-gritty things we do well, because they had spells of being the better side.

"You also need a scratch of luck, but over the season I’m not going to cry that in too much because I don’t think we’ve always had that.

"So, good for different reasons, especially with a couple of changes, people have adapted and gone in and delivered performances.

"But it’s hard to question the performance, I’m trying to give an honest view, and we were very good at West Brom (last week), very good second half at West Ham, very good against Everton - it’s hard to keep that level constantly.

"Sometimes you have a bit of a dip, like we did at times today, but all the good habits they put into training every day paid us back."

This was the first time Burnley have won four games in a row in the top flight in 50 years, and Dyche added: "We’ve never spoken as if we’re going to just roll teams over every week, we’re trying to build and improve all the time and we have to find different ways of winning.

“We did with two set piece scenarios and not many other chances.

“We had a golden chance first half, and Woody’s is given off-side, which I think it just is, and other than that, a couple of maybes, good situations but not necessarily chances.

“But we took the two chances, a great finish from Vokesy - he could slash at that and its a nice, soft, clever finish.

“And then the second is well-worked, Longy’s header is fantastic, and Corky heads it in."