SEAN Dyche credited a 'team effort' after collecting the Premier League's manager of the month award for February.

The Burnley boss earned the prize for leading the Clarets on a four-match unbeaten run, which included wins over Southampton and Bournemouth.

Dyche, who last won the award in March 2018, topped a shortlist including Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta and Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder.

“It’s important to mention it’s a collective award. I’m very pleased for all concerned,” said Dyche, whose side carried their good form into March, recording a seven-game unbeaten run before the suspension of the league programme.

“You can’t achieve anything as a manager without your staff and you definitely can’t without the players. The players deserve a massive amount of credit.

“It’s only for February but since the middle of January, when we started to turn things around, we’ve had big results against big teams."

The turning point came in the win over Leicester on January 19, in which Nick Pope saved a penalty from Jamie Vardy to end a four-game losing streak in the Premier League.

The Clarets went on to earn a big win away to Manchester United - their first at Old Trafford since 1962.

Of their seven-game unbeaten run, Dyche added: “You always get a bit greedy and there were probably a couple of points left out there, whether it was the Arsenal game or the Tottenham game.

“I think we could have won either of them, but there’s been a lot of good work done by the players and my staff.

“It is a bit of cliché to recognise everyone, but it’s true. Without the whole team – the playing team and the team behind the team – you don’t win anything.”