SEAN Dyche hailed an 'historic season' for Burnley despite seeing it end in a final day defeat to Bournemouth.

The Clarets couldn't sign off in style, with goals from Josh King and Callum Wilson handing the visitors a 2-1 win after Chris Wood had fired Burnley ahead.

While Dyche admitted he was 'disappointed' in the result, he could look back and reflect on an incredible season, with the Clarets sealing seventh in the Premier League and a place in Europe next term.

"Even for me, you have to get your head out of the sand and realise what a historic season it has been," the Clarets chief said.

"Over last five years the different groups have laid down some really strong markers in the history of the club.

"People talk of relative success, to get where we have is unbelievably difficult for a club of this size, finances and everything else. It is an unbelievable achievement and I don’t use those words lightly."

Matt Lowton lost possession for Bournemouth's equaliser before Kevin Long slipped in stoppage time, allowing the Cherries to break and score the winner.

"Today it was only two horrible moments and two horrible goals, we were never really under any undue pressure," Dyche said.

"But overall it is difficult because your instinct as a manager is to be disappointed in the result. But even me, I have to register the work these players have done over the season the work and discipline and dedication to the cause has to be applauded by everyone.

"Even when we had a tough run I said I believe it is moving forwards. It’s going to be really interesting integrating them back in so there are still positives to come beyond this season.

"Maybe through that period when we didn’t get a result think people thought we were bound to fall away but then had five wins on the run. The mindset of the players is different."

Burnley will begin their Europa League campaign at the second qualifying round stage, with the first leg taking place on July 26.

Dyche said he is already talking to the chairman Mike Garlick about plans for the summer.

"For the summer it is there to be enjoyed but I know it moves forward quickly after a little window to do that," he said.

"I am already talking with the chairman and the board about what we have to do. I have laid that down softly to the players because you can’t just sit still, football waits for no-one. Whether it’s recruitment, training schedules and now of course travelling schedules. Very quickly the realities come back.

"The last couple of weeks have been difficult because there usually has to be some form of stimulant on the game and there’s not really. We never thought that in a complacent manner but the table just got to that level. It’s a weird situation to be in."