SEAN Dyche insists Burnley want to continue their Europa League journey by getting past Olympiakos.

It was suggested by Sam Allardyce this week that the Clarets would be best off exiting the Europa League at the play-off round and focusing on domestic battles in the Premier League instead.

While Dyche admits he can understand Allardyce's comments, he wants to continue to take on the challenge of the Europa League, which would lead to a place in the group stage should his side beat the Greek giants over two legs.

Allardyce suggested Burnley lacked the squad depth to compete on two fronts, but Dyche insists it is moments such as playing in Europe that players will reflect on when they hang up their boots.

“I’ve got great respect for what Sam Allardyce has done in the game and his years of service," he said.

“I understand his train of thought, of course. I don’t think it’s anything negative about ourselves, it’s just looking at the bigger picture.

“But we want to take on the challenge. We’ve made that clear. It’s good for me as a manager who continues to learn, it’s good for the group.

“You want to look back on your career and know you have experienced as many things as possible, it’s good from that side of things.

“But I understand his train of thought and the bigger picture because the Premier League is unforgiving, we know that.

“There is a demand on us, more from the travelling and the slight time change. That’s the biggest challenge so far.

“Our squad depth is well documented. We have some injuries and we were looking for more bodies in the market and that didn’t happen. I believe in the group we’ve got and we take on the next challenge, which is tomorrow night.”