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Dyche Out To Blunt Tigers' Claws

23 November 2012

Gaffer seeing progress early in his reign

Sean Dyche admits the Clarets remain a work in progress - but is confident they can blunt the Tigers’ claws on Saturday. 

Burnley go to Humberside on Saturday to face a Hull City side boasting a record of six wins in their last eight games and with three successive home victories behind them.

But the Clarets have won on their last three visits to the KC Stadium and Dyche believes that despite narrowly losing their last two games, Burnley are in good enough form to keep their winning streak going against Steve Bruce’s in-form side.

“They are a team that have had some good results,” said Dyche.

“But I think our performance levels have been very good and last week with ten men against 11, I thought the performance was outstanding in certain parts, not only for the passion and pride which I think is appropriate for this football club, but the manner in which they went about it and the quality of the play.

“We made numerous chances despite a referee’s decision and should certainly have come away with a point, if not all three.

“Performance wise we have been happy and I am not too concerned about other people’s performances, we start with ourselves first.

“It’s still a work in progress but they have shown signs of a lot of the good things we are hoping to add to some of the good play.”

The Clarets’ only game away from home under Dyche’s reign ended with a 2-1 defeat at Ipswich when Burnley felt hard done by a controversial decision to allow the hosts’ opening goal.

Controversy at Portman Road

Dyche inherited a side which has found it much tougher to win away from Turf Moor this season than last, when they were only one win shy of equalling a Clarets’ club record.

But the recently installed boss sees no reason why the recent record can’t be reversed.

“I believe you can get results anywhere. It’s about winning, this business, and I have made sure the players are aware of that,” added Dyche, who will have Ross Wallace back from suspension but misses defender Kieran Trippier to a one-match ban.

“There are certain factors away from home which make it more challenging, which is why you look all over the world and most teams have a better home record than away.

“But there’s no reason why we can’t go to any club and deliver a result.

“We play to win – as simple as that. And that will be the thinking again.”

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