SEAN Dyche hailed Burnley's absolutely brilliant' fans as the travelling Clarets roared their side on in Istanbul.

Around 800 were inside the Fatih Terim Stadium for the Europa League third qualifying round first leg tie with Istanbul Basaksehir, which ended goalless.

They were making plenty of noise before the game and continued throughout, given their side a fine reception on their return to continental competition in mainland Europe.

Dyche spoke to the press after the game and made a special point of praising the supporters.

"I want to mention the fans, to bring so many was brilliant, long journey, their voice, the way they got behind the lads - absolutely brilliant," he said.

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