Burnley boss Sean Dyche said he's pleased to see winger Dwight McNeil playing with a smile on his face after the youngster put West Ham to the sword.

McNeil turned in a man of the match performance against the Hammers as the Clarets halted their three of three defeats on the bounce with an emphatic 3-0 win.

It was a return to the type of form Dyche has been used after watching his side lose by the same margin at Sheffield United last weekend.

And of McNeil, he said: "He is a humble lad who wants to enjoy his football but is respected though, by us and the other players. It has been a tough week for him and I told him I would kick him somewhere if he didn't smile more.

"He looked like he was smiling today when he was playing! It's an amazing bit of coaching that!

"He was disappointed in last week and it affects you more when you are young. When you are older the resilience is already there, you have experienced the ups and downs. when you are young it really hurts you when you have had a bad day and he looked like that.

"But I reminded him, simply, to smile more because he is a professional footballer playing in the Premier League and doing a fantastic job."

In the week they signed new contracts at the club, strike duo Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes found themselves back among the goals.

Barnes prodded home the opener from close range after a well-worked corner routine before Wood doubled the lead just before half-time from a McNeil cross.

Wood had already had the ball in the back of the net midway through the half but VAR adjudged the Kiwi was offside when he headed home McNeil's superb centre.

And Dyche was pleased with the return from his front two.

He said: "He (Wood) has done well and played well again. It is a strange one, round here he has sometimes had a few questions marks down the time but sometimes a player goes out of the side and you realise what you miss and I thought he was on form again.

"I thought Barnesy played well today and Jay Rod has done well as well. There is a healthy mix there with Vyds as well. 

"I think they have played together a lot more. I spoke to Jay Rod about it and said that we like what he is about and what he does but they have played together a lot.

"The connection is slightly improved because of that but I think it will come for him as well. He has come on and affected it. It was a tough one today because I have had to disappoint some people but it is a collective attitude over a season and I have said all along there is a competitive edge in our own group."