Gaffer salutes Clarets as Wolves win secures safety
Sean Dyche hailed his young side for “manning up” as they secured their Championship status with victory at Wolves.
The Clarets fully deserved their first league double over Wanderers in 56 years through goals in each half form Danny Ings and Martin Paterson.
Even the late dismissal of Michael Duff did not sidetrack the Clarets from completing the job at hand and pushing Wolves a step closer to League One.
And Dyche was delighted at the manner of his side’s performance in front of a passionate and, at times hostile 24,000; + Molineux crowd.
The Clarets boss said: “I am pleased we have found a way to navigate our way through one of the toughest Championships I can ever remember and I’ve told the players they will reflect on days like this and grow from them.
“People forget we have a young side and it is about the development.
“You develop from experience and these last few games have been a huge learning curve, but they have manned up today.
“I have questioned them on that, I’ll be honest. But today, without a shadow of a doubt, they certainly manned up when it counted.”
Dyche, who was forced into a last minute change when Kevin Long pulled up in the warm-up and was replaced by Duff, added: “Footballers are only human, but the calmness in the occasion is what pleased me most and we went about it the right way.
“I think everyone knows it’s been a nervy couple of weeks and we came here today to a club with all the expectation on them.
“We knew we had to deal with that, and we did with a good mixture of football, solid organisation – especially when we went down to 10 men – and a little luck when we needed it.
“There was the mixture of good energy, good organisation and flexible play and that’s the mix I am searching for.
“It’s not easy to find every week, but we showed good signs of that today and I am just so pleased for everyone and the supporters in general.
“The big thing now is this gives us the chance to rebuild.
“We haven’t bought a player in and we are working with a group of player who have been flexible in their thinking.
"But they have done well overall and today was a very good sign in the way they dealt with the game.”