SOMETIMES they work, sometimes they don’t but managers who make big decisions in games are usually rewarded for their bravery at some point.

Sean Dyche gets a bit of flak for his substitutions at times but on Saturday – and not for the first time this season – his changes paid dividends.

Sam Vokes was on the pitch for less than 30 seconds when he hooked home the equaliser after an awful header from Adrian Mariappa straight into his path.

And just two minutes later the turnaround was complete as Jack Cork headed home what proved to be the winner, with a little help from the goalline technology system.

It wasn’t a vintage performance by any stretch and Nick Pope had to be at his best to keep us in the game at times.

But the sign of a good team is one which can do the ugly stuff, as Dyche likes to say, and grind out results.

That long run without a win from December to March looks so far away now having won four on the spin for the first time in the top flight since the last 1960s.

I don’t know about you but this season just seems to be one record after another being broken or equalled. Long may it continue.

Our nearest rivals for seventh, Leicester City, are really not that close any more and a result against them at the Turf on Saturday could see our lead over them stretched to nine points with just five games left.

The talk of European football next season is growing with every game and while Dyche is still keen to keep a lid on it, him and the lads must see it as a distinct possibility now.

I don’t want to put any dampeners on it but if we did sneak a Europa League spot, we’d need to bring in a few more bodies to cope with the demands of all those games.

I am sure we will and we have seen in the past that lesser fancied teams – Middlesbrough and Fulham spring to mind – can have a good campaign on the continent.

There’s still a bit to go before then though and a win against the Foxes this weekend has to be the focus.

It’s been a while since we were at home though so I hope the lads still know the way from the dressing rooms to the pitch!