BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche felt there were positives to take from his side’s goalless draw with West Ham.

The Hammers have recorded wins over Chelsea and Liverpool in recent memory but were unable to find a way past Nick Pope.

Jay Rodriguez went closest for the Clarets, who have now failed to score in their last three matches.

“We weren’t at the races in the first half,” Dyche told the club’s website.

“We were off our mark and there was a bit of nervousness and a bit of tension in the performance, so I was pleased to get to half time with a clean sheet.

“In the second half, we got back into the game and I felt we tried to go on and win the game. We played way better in the second half, looked more effective.

“We had a chance just after half time with Jay Rodriguez, but it was a good block from their point of view.

“They’re the moments we’re looking to turn into goals, but he’s in the right place and I’ll never knock players for being in the right place.

“I think it’s important to reference that the crowd were brilliant. They were fantastic, they got right behind the team and that’s going to be important for us.”

Dyche also gave an update on summer signing Connor Roberts, who was absent from the squad due to illness.

He added: “Unfortunately Connor has got a really bad bug that eventually turned into an infection, so he’s had to go into hospital to make sure that’s clear.

“He’s feeling a bit better now but he’s got to stay in over the weekend to make sure this bug clears.”