NOT getting ‘too high with the highs, or too low with the lows’ is a well-worn Sean Dyche phrase.

But if ever evidence was needed that it works, the current run provides it.

Burnley go into Saturday's game with Manchester City at the Etihad on a seven-game unbeaten run that has propelled them from the Premier League trap door to knocking on the door of Europe again.

Before the turn of the year the Clarets had suffered six defeats in eight games, raising questions in some quarters about Dyche’s future at the Turf Moor helm.

But Dyche never questioned his methods, and could reap big benefits of an impressive turnaround.

“We talk generally about it as a group, but I don’t preach to them and say ‘we should be like this’, I just think it rubs off that the achievement is for the end of the season,” Dyche said of his level-headed approach.

“It’s certainly paid us back when we’ve had good times, pushing for promotions or Europe, so if it works on a positive way, if you’re having a negative time it should still work.

“There should be calm, ‘hang on a minute, this is where we’re at’, as long as there’s some truth and authenticity, which I always deliver.

“I don’t get too high with the highs, or too low with the lows.

“It’s just my style of working, it doesn’t make it right, it’s just my style.”

The recovery from their poor run of form began in mid-January through a 2-1 win over Leicester City in which Nick Pope saved a penalty from Jamie Vardy.

It was a big moment in the game. But Dyche can also look back on it as a pivotal moment in their season.

The Burnley boss also noted another turning point in his Clarets career, going back to 2013 when Lee Grant's penalty saved from Steven Davies denied Bristol City the chance to make it 2-2 and Burnley went on to win 3-1.

"That was probably a turning point for me back in the day, when we were getting booed off every week," said Dyche.

“That probably had a big say in keeping me in the job, and the rest is history.

“That was a big turning point, but at the time, you just think, ‘okay, we’ve won that one, park that, we’ve got to move forward’.

“The Popey one, looking back, was an important moment, a big part of us winning the game, everything calms again, and then you move forward."