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Dyche Delight at Opening Win

3 November 2012

Gaffer elated after Wolves devoured

Sean Dyche admitted he was thrilled to get his Burnley reign off to a convincing win against Wolves.

The Clarets picked up their third win in four games thanks to the strike pairing of Martin Paterson and Charlie Austin’s 19th goal of the campaign.

And for Dyche, who was given a rousing ovation by Clarets fans ahead of kick off, the result rounded off a perfect week.

He said: “It was a very good start for myself, the staff and the players, but just as importantly the fans.

“It’s important they know what we are trying to attempt to build here, but today was a fantastic start, especially because we showed many of the qualities I’m told haven’t been obvious.

“There is some structure to what we do, but mostly it’s about realigning the players’ mentality.

“That’s been the key thing and the way we went about it today, especially in the second half when we stood up, is a huge thing,

“Behind that win was a toughness to us and that’s what we want to create and add to the free-flowing play.”

Paterson’s first half opener was added to by Austin’s header from a Ross Wallace corner early in the second half against a Wolves side whose threat grew as the game wore on.

Dyche added: “I thought the first half there was a nice balance and in the second half we showed all of the qualities you need in the Championship when things are not quite going your way.

“In tight games, when it’s nip and tuck those are the things you need to do.

“Having said that, I am greedy and we had enough chances today to have been out of sight before we needed to work hard.

“But despite being level headed about it I am thrilled and my family too because they were here today and they are now Burnley supporters too!”

Dyche, who said Chris McCann missed out with a muscle problem, also lost Ross Wallace midway through the second half when the winger was carried off on a stretcher after needing oxygen following a flailing arm.

But thankfully, the Scot appears to have suffered no ill effects.

Dyche added: “Ross got a good crack across his jaw line and he was a bit wobbly and his heart rate accelerated. 

“It was a good precaution to bring him off and he’s relaxed now and come out of it quite quickly.

“It looked dramatic on the stretcher, but he is ok.”

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