Dyche: Let's Make It Happen
Boss sees positive signs as Clarets look for first win
Sean Dyche wants his players to seize the moment as they bid to kick their season into top gear.
The Clarets return to action next Monday evening when they go looking for their first Premier League win of the season against Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.
It’s been a lengthy wait with seven games gone, but Dyche feels his side is getting closer.
And after earning points from goalless draws in their last two away games, the Burnley boss is aiming to turn one into three when the eighth-placed Eagles come to town.
“I think we’re showing some form of being back to what we should be,” said Dyche.
“We’ve got to create better quality of chances, I believe that, but I think the shape of the team and the energy of the side has been very good.
“We’re just beginning to form back to what we think we can be.
“Some key players are still missing or will get back to true fitness, but I think we’re beginning to show signs again.
“I have spoken to the players before the international break and during it with the players who were left here.
“It’s about going and making things happen. You can’t wait in the Premier League.
“You can’t wait in football in general, but you definitely can’t wait in the Premier League for things to come your way.
“We’ve got to make it come our way and make results come our way.
“That’s a clear focus from me going into the players and going into the next game.”
The Clarets will have had 17 days between games when they kick-off against Palace following the latest international break.
But with no gap for international fixtures now until March – and a run of nine games up to the first weekend of January – there is the opportunity to build momentum and try and get on a roll to escape the bottom end of the table.
“I think it’s helpful,” added Dyche, whose side currently occupies 19th-spot.
“I’ve never questioned players going on international duty. I think it’s a great honour.
“But it does give us a focus on what we need to clear our minds to and the task in front of us.
“That hasn’t been lacking. I think there have been other things that have got in the way of our form.
“But we do have to take responsibility for what comes next, including myself of course.
“I think it does give us the clear view to get on with our workload and take it into the games and supply the performances that can get us results.”