BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche was thrilled to see his players extend their unbeaten Premier League run to four games and register back-to-back away wins for the first time this season.

The Clarets are unbeaten since losing 3-0 at Chelsea in January - what was the fourth of four straight defeats on a run of seven losses in nine games.

The poor run saw Burnley drop perilously close to the relegation zone but Dyche said his side never stopped believing.

Since the defeat at Stamford Bridge, Burnley have picked up a possible 10 from 12 points on the back of victories over Leicester City at Turf Moor and a superb 2-0 win at Manchester United.

Dyche’s side also picked up a point in a 0-0 draw with Arsenal before sealing a gutsy 2-1 win at Southampton on Saturday.

The Burnley boss said: “We had a tough run and there was a lot of noise beginning, but the group never disbanded and the group were together.

“They were like, ‘We’re ready and we’ll take it on’, and I think that is another powerful thing about our group.”

One negative for Burnley on the trip to the south coast was a hamstring injury for top-scorer Chris Wood - but Dyche attempted to ease any fears it could be a serious problem.

The 48-year-old added: “He has gone off quick and I think he has felt it and went down quick, so not one where you are sprinting through and it goes.

"We’ll have to wait and see.”