SEAN Dyche insists he feels no greater pressure than that he puts on himself.

The Clarets are six Premier League games without a win and find themselves a point and a place above the relegation zone.

Their run of form has raised questions in some quarters about whether Dyche should be worried about his future in a job he has held, and enjoyed tremendous success in, for over six years.

But, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Crystal Palace – who are without a win in seven and are second bottom, the Burnley boss insists the intensity of the pressure has not increased for him and his players during their sticky patch this season, because it is always there.

“I’m not saying there’s not pressure,” said Dyche. “But in football no-one will ever put as much pressure on you as yourself, whether it’s me as manager, the staff, who have been terrific with the work they’re doing, and also individuals within that,” said Dyche.

“There’s always pressure, that’s the game that we’re in.

“It is balanced out with frustration, but then equally those two things are balanced out with when I see a group of players committed as they are and delivering performances that I think are improving. Then that gives you a real belief in what you do, and the belief has been really strong here for a number of years, so it’s important to not go too far away (from that) while trying to obviously get the wins that we need. Last year we were getting on the right side of it, this year we haven’t done as many times quite obviously.”

But Dyche believes that by holding value in their performances, Burnley will once more fall on the right side of things sooner rather than later, taking Newcastle as an example of how quickly things can turn around, after the Magpies started the season with two points from 10 games, but have won three on the spin since beating Watford 1-0 at home earlier this month.

“Wins can come in many different ways,” he said.

“Newcastle (against Watford), I think it’s fair to say Watford should have been out of sight, they weren’t and they win that one, get a scratch of luck, win the next one and then win against us and it looks different. That’s sometimes how it reverses.

“It’s never too far away but you have to work to get it to come your way and that’s our intention.

“To make it clear, you will take a lucky win and a lucky moment and you’ll take a decision, but over a season you can’t rely on that, so therefore I’m looking for the team to be performing, and maximising those performances because I think over a season that will pay you back more than hope and just waiting for a lucky chance.”