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Dyche: “It’s Hero Time”

19 April 2013

Sean Dyche is looking for heroes as his squad aim to derail Cardiff City’s promotion party.

The Clarets host the newly-promoted Bluebirds in a televised lunchtime cracker at Turf Moor on Saturday (12.45pm KO).

Burnley’s preparations have been hit by the loss on-loan Fulham midfielder Alex Kacaniklic, following the news that top scorer Charlie Austin will miss the final three games following an operation.

And Dyche insists the time has come for his squad to put on a show and end all fears of being sucked into a relegation dogfight.

The Clarets boss said: “It’s hero time over the next three games and you want someone to make the difference.

“The squad has to stand up and when they get their chance have they have to deliver.

“It’s a big challenge for us against a team, who has consistently found a way to win this season

“But there are three games to go and it is important we are ready mentally and physically to deliver in all, starting on Saturday.

“The line has been drawn. We know the things that have challenged us, and things that have gone against us, but they are gone.

“It’s about what goes forward now and the next three games.”

Burnley currently lie three points clear of the bottom three, with a superior goal difference than anyone below them in a concertinaed Championship table.

And the gaffer insists the supporters can play their part in helping his players over the line.

He said: “Results don’t lie. They are what they are, but it’s always about pulling in the right direction.

“It’s also about fans being positive and playing their part and protecting their club.

“There is a unity between the fans and the players and I believe that gives you that extra edge.

“Our fans have been great, home and away and getting behind the team and we want to give them a performance.

“There are 10 others still in the mix and it makes you realise how close the margins are. We’ve been on the wrong side too often recently and we have to change that.

“There is a challenge for everyone out there and nobody can define which way it’s going to go.

“We will just concentrate on what we do, what we are about as a group and how hard we go at it.

“It’s a good occasion for the fans. But for us it’s another three points.

“It’s the business end of the season and we’re in it, so there’s unfinished business.”

There is still time to get your tickets for Saturday’s lunchtime clash. Tickets are available, priced at just £10 and £5 ONLINE, in person at the Turf Moor ticket office, Clarets Store in Charter Walk or telephone on 0871 221 1914.


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