SEAN Dyche insists the pressure is off Burnley during the Premier League run-in despite the Clarets being in the fight for Europe.

A win against Leicester City at Turf Moor on Saturday would see Dyche’s side take a giant step towards securing a first European campaign in 51 years.

But the Turf Moor chief believes there is no extra pressure on his players, with the Clarets having already achieved their first target of safety this season.

Asked if the battle for seventh and what is almost certain to be a spot in Europe - bar Southampton winning the FA Cup - was piling the pressure on, Dyche said: “No, I don’t think so. I’ve not felt any pressure since I’ve been here than just to win games.

“You can’t guarantee (there isn’t any pressure on players). Each player will have their own individual thoughts on it.

“I don’t think we look like a side who are feeling anything other than trying to keep winning. There’s no angle from the board, they know where we’re at as a club.”

Burnley have certainly kept on winning in recent weeks - the 2-1 success at Watford last Saturday was a fourth in a row, the first time that has been achieved in the top flight for 50 years.

Those wins have come straight off the back of an 11-game streak without success, and while Dyche admits that run may have added a little pressure to his side, the flying start eased the burden slightly.

“There is a pressure when you’re not getting wins, we had a tough run of that, there’s a pressure on your next win,” the Clarets chief said.

“It’s lightened slightly by the fact we had good points on the table anyway and a good feeling about what we’d achieved, but there’s still a demand and a pressure on it to come out of it.

“We’ve seen how difficult it can get with West Brom. you’d never have called the run they’ve been on with the experience they’ve got, the players, but it can happen.

“There’s always a pressure of some type on a team, but it’s slightly softer this time because of our league position when we hit a tough run.

“I don’t think there’s too much pressure on players, for me it’s keep performing as individuals and a team and we’ll see what comes.”

The Foxes are six points behind Burnley in the table and need a win at Turf Moor to boost their own chances of making Europe.

While results for Claude Puel’s side have been hit and miss of late, Dyche believes they remain a very dangerous opponent.

“In the mixed bag of results there’s still been some very good performances in there, they’ve got a threat with some key players who can open teams up,” he said.

“It’s a change of manager and a change of style. It’s slightly more method based, slightly less counter attack.

“They seem to me to be trying to work on a more possession-based game but that takes time. You maybe get some ups and downs in results.

“I think they can still affect you in the old Leicester style, they’re still very quick on the break and they still have quality on the break.

“When you look at the squad it’s a rounded squad with some good players. They’re a good outfit.”