SEAN Dyche has called on his Burnley side to 'seize their underdog status' against Olympiakos tonight as the Clarets look to complete a European turnaround.

Dyche's men were beaten 3-1 in Athens a week ago but the Turf Moor boss insists the tie is still alive, with a place in the Europa League group stages on the line.

A 2-0 win would see Burnley through on away goals, but Dyche insists the Clarets have to be aware that they don't necesarrily need to score early to progress.

But he wants to see his side start with a good tempo as they look to bring the Turf faithful into the game.

"You go for it in a sensible manner. You don’t want to be out of it before you’re in it," Dyche said of the approach to turning the tie around.

"They have something to keep, we have something to go after. Does it affect tactics? Probably.

"You have to build a tempo and a feel in the stadium, which doesn’t often allow patience, you have to build a tempo to the performance.

"On the other hand games can change quickly over 90 odd minutes, so you don’t need to score first minute.

"Seize the fact you are underdogs in a European competition and use that as a strength and a power and take that challenge on. There will be a stadium of people wanting to do that."

Asked about the importance the home fans can play tonight, Dyche added: "I think they’ll be very important, I think there will be good numbers for starters.

"I think like us the fans believe the tie is still alive, so I think they’ll get behind the team.

"I’m expecting the crowd to get behind the team like they do, Turf Moor under lights has been a special thing ever since I’ve been here.

"To make it even more special you’ve got to deliver a performance. That can ignite the energy of a crowd, while the crowd can ignite the team as well, so we want them to get behind the team as well."

Burnley's poor start to the Premier League season, which has seen them lose 3-1 to Watford and 4-2 at Fulham in the last two weeks, has sparked concerns that progression in the Europa League could have a negative impact on the domestic campaign.

But Dyche said those setbacks hadn't changed his views on the competition and that most of his players were still learning about the demands of fighting on two fronts.

"There’s a negative noise over these early rounds of the Europa League. Players get bombarded with that," he said.

"Too many games, travelling, etc and some players can be affected by that. It only affects them until they are used to it.

"Some clubs way bigger than us have gone into Europe and the first two or three times weren’t so good, it took them time to learn about it, learning about travelling, different planning, different schedules.

"In the Championship you know the challenge, but we’re talking different cultures and styles, not just the games.

"If you’re a top side you will play about 60 odd games. But they knew the competition – this is all new to us.

"It’s more taxing, but it can be positively more taxing and I think these players are gaining a lot of experience."