SEAN Dyche turned the spotlight on his staff and players after he was named Premier League manager of the month for March.

Burnley entered March on a run of 11 league games without success, but they turned their form around in style, beating Everton, West Ham and West Brom to take nine points from nine.

That form has carried into April with the win over Watford a week ago as the Clarets made it four successive top flight wins for the first time in 50 years.

Dyche beat Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Claude Puel to become the first Burnley boss to win the Premier League's manager of the month award.

He said: "It’s a sign of the players, the staff as well, the players want to go out there and perform, and I think it’s more pleasing in a sense that, no so much my first period at Burnley, in my first half season, but after that, we were very strong in the Championship, so you might have a strong chance of getting a manager of the month during those periods.

“But in the Premier League, it’s very difficult to win that, so fantastic, on behalf of my staff and the players.

“It takes the group to perform in that manner, and I think the three away games, I'm aware one of them wasn't included, that is a big, big thing in the Premier League, for any club, certainly clubs like ourselves, to win three games away on the trot.

“It’s been a really strong month, with some very good performances. We deserved all three victories in March."

Burnley's run of form has been all the more remarkable considering they hadn't won since mid-December at the start of March.

But they did pick up some crucial points in that run, including against Manchester United and Manchester City.

“Along that time, I wasn’t trying to generalise, I thought some of the performances deserved more, but to think those performances are going to get you four wins on the trot...that’s a different thing," Dyche said.

“But if performances stay consistently high, at some point I think you will win games.

“I’ve been very pleased over the season with the players, not just the XI, the squad."