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Dyche: There Are No Boundaries

7 November 2012

Gaffer's delight at back-to-back wins

Sean Dyche insists there are no boundaries to how far his team can go this season, following a second successive home win.

Charlie Austin’s record-breaking 20th goal of the season settled a tight Roses clash that seemed destined for a deadlock until the prolific striker struck with eight minutes left.

And a delighted Dyche hailed Austin’s achievement - and backed his players to build on a fourth win in five games.

He said: “That makes Charlie the quickest ever player in club history to get 20 goals and what a marvellous feat that is, but he knows there was such fine play in that goal and if you give someone like Charlie that service, you know you have a good chance of it ending in the net.

“There are no boundaries for people. I don’t give the team boundaries and targets are open ended.

“I’m a big believer in ‘what we can do?’ 

“Charlie is absolutely flying and he can go as far as he wants to go as far as I am concerned and so can many others in this club.”

Austin’s header from Kieran Trippier’s magnificent by-line cross was fitting reward for a first half the Clarets dominated, before digging deep to keep Leeds at bay after the break.

Dyche added: “I thought we created enough chances to take the game but that’s not always the way. 

“You have to earn the right and I thought we did that again tonight. Leeds are a good side and Neil always has his teams organised.

“In the second half they got the upper hand for 20 minutes and pressed us back. But it’s very difficult in the Championship to dominate a whole match and play free-flowing football every game, so I’m delighted how we dealt with that pressure.

“You need that winning mentality and resilience to win when things are not quite going your way. 

“That was shown in abundance and I said to the lads at half time that if we did the basics well we would win that with our quality - and the goal was absolutely top drawer.”

Dyche added: “It was a great game for the fans and everyone connected with the club. 

“But I must say, and it’s not to be down on it because it is another great result, but there is more work to be done and more development with this team.

“I don’t get too high with the wins or too low with defeats, but there are things tonight that I’m looking at as not quite being how I want it.

“But the general character and belief in the team to win a game like this was really, really fantastic.”

Dyche and the medical team will assess Ben Mee over the next day or two after the defender was substituted following a strong challenge in the second half that ended his night prematurely.

The gaffer explained: “It’s too early to say how he is. We are hoping it’s a knock rather than a twist, but we’ll have to wait 24 to 36 hours.”

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