Gaffer's pride after derby day draw
Sean Dyche insisted he was a proud man after the Clarets battled back to earn a deserved draw at home against Blackburn.
The Clarets controlled the opening half against recently relegated Rovers, but fell behind 23 minutes from time through a Jordan Rhodes header.
But never-say-die Burnley grabbed a merited share of the spoils a minute from time when substitute Sam Vokes headed home a free kick from fellow sub Junior Stanislas.
And Dyche was left purring at his side’s first performance.
He said: “My assistant, Ian Woan, has a good saying that there’s a future in that type of performance.
“First of all the occasion was fantastic. I loved it and I’d do it again tomorrow!
“I suppose that’s helped by the fact we played fantastically well in the first half and were very unlucky not to go in at half time ahead.
“What you always have to remember is there are 11 players trying to stop you and when they go in at half time they are thinking they have to do more!
“They came back into it in the second half, but even after the goal our mentality was strong and that was so important to getting back into the game – and it would have been a travesty had we lost that game.”
Dyche added: “We are pleased with the effect the whole group are having, it’s not just about the starting 11.
“It was a fine cross from Junior and a great header from Sam – and I thought we deserved it!
“The only disappointment is we’ve come away in yet another game where Lee Grant has not had a single meaningful shot to save and yet we’ve conceded a goal.
“That is a tough one to take when you are so dominant in a game.
“But I liked the balance today, especially in the first half. There was some great football and we were as dominant as a side can be, quite frankly.
“We opened them up on so many occasions, but we found two centre halves and a keeper in fine form for them.
“But overall we are pleased. I’m proud of the team, proud of the fans and it was a great occasion.”