WEST Ham assistant Stuart Pearce has hailed Burnley boss Sean Dyche as an 'outstanding manager' ahead of the clash between the two sides this weekend.

And Pearce believes the Hammers must show some character to get the better of Burnley at the London Stadium having suffered back-to-back 4-1 defeats, to Liverpool and Swansea, which have left them just three points above the drop zone.

“I think we’ve got to show some character, especially at home,” Pearce told whufc.com. “We’re playing a well organised Burnley side, and a side who galvanised a victory last weekend. They’ve been playing particularly well. Their results have probably not turned around and shown us the whole picture. They are a good side with an outstanding manager.

“It’s a game that we’ve got to look to get on the front foot in. We’ve got to look to play better than we did in the last two matches. One or two things we felt we didn’t do particularly well, like conceding cheap goals, we’re going to have to improve on that.”