SEAN Dyche has praised the Turf Moor crowd for their role in Burnley’s impressive run of form, and wants to reward the fans with more strong performances.

The Clarets are unbeaten at home since their Boxing Day defeat to Everton and recorded a superb 2-1 win over Spurs last Saturday.

A midweek defeat at Newcastle checked the optimism somewhat but Burnley have displayed plenty of positives in recent weeks ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace this afternoon.

With home games against Leicester, Cardiff and Wolves to follow, Dyche was full of praise for the Turf fans.

“I think if there is ever a crowd that deserves credit, whatever happens from here on in, ours do,” said the Clarets chief.

“It is not easy when you have had a tough beginning of the season like we had to stand strong with your team and I think they have.

“There is always a few noises and the keyboard warriors but generally speaking, at Turf Moor, there has been a good vibe about what the team are trying to produce. I can only speak in the sense that all I have ever promised is that there will be sweat on the shirt and I don’t think they have not seen that.

“I think they have seen that but a team not playing as well, as individuals and as a team, early season.

“But they have stayed by the team and now their reward has been that the performances have got better, the results have got better and the energy in the crowd is getting stronger and stronger and they know we need it.

“They know it is a powerful force because they have seen it, they have felt it.

“We have won titles there, we have finished in Europe there, they have seen European football there and they are the glue that holds it all together and they should take great pride in that because they have been fantastic.”

The Clarets have taken 17 points from 13 games on their own patch, the 15th best record in the division. Ten of those points have come from the last four games and should the Clarets replicate that over the upcoming quartet of winnable fixtures then Premier League safety will surely be theirs.

Asked if he is targeting the next block of Turf fixtures, Dyche said: “Not really. The difference in the feel here now is that we’re back to that mentality of we’ll take on anyone.

“One of our biggest weapons if you like is that we’ve shown an ability to get big results against most sides in the division.

“Everyone knows we’ve had those results at home and away from home.

“That is the mindset that we want, because every game in the Premier League is tough.

“Our cause is to keep it going, because we’ve got it back now, we’ve got the confidence and the clarity to say that whoever is in front of us, okay, we’re ready, and we really want to take that team on.

“I think that mood has come really strongly back in the team. We’ve got that relentlessness and that edge back.”