SEAN Dyche revealed Burnley held a team meeting ahead of their win over West Ham and the Clarets chief was delighted with the response to the talks.

Burnley remain in the Premier League's relegation zone despite the victory but could climb out with a win at bottom of the table Huddersfield on Wednesday.

But the Turf boss is hopeful the win over the Hammers can be a turning point.

“At the halfway stage of a season you reflect and make sense of it," said Dyche. “We had a meeting the other day and just said: ‘right, here we are, this is the reality’.

“We make sure the players know in real terms the challenge that’s in front of us and then how can we affect that challenge?

“We shared a few views on it, picked a team, and they then showed they were willing to take the challenge on (against West Ham) because that was a performance full of endeavour, fight and quality.

“We do 10-game meetings, halfway meetings, different stages of the season. We always have a certain point where we reflect on what we’ve done and what we’re going to do, this is standard over six years."

Dyche now wants to see his side kick on ahead of the trip to Huddersfield and a home game with fellow relegation rivals Fulham after the break for the FA Cup.

“The performance against West Ham was a very good one and now it’s about going and taking that on," he said.

“At 0-0, we were progressive, attacking properly, defending properly, we score, still the same, we score again, still the same.

“In the second half our shape was good, we were still looking to attack, still looking for the quality to win a game with a consistency of showing that.

"They’ve been showing it in training but I spoke before the game about the trust, the trust in yourself to know how to deliver a performance."

The Clarets boss was also pleased with the clean sheet, having shipped five in a disappointing defeat to Everton on Boxing Day.

“People know we generally keep things really tight and we very rarely are out of a game," he added. “But we’ve been out of too many this season, too early.

“We are always in with a shout and in with a chance, and we certainly showed that against West Ham."