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Dyche In Cup Warning

6 August 2013

Clarets boss seeks Capital Gains in York

Sean Dyche insists he will not be taking tonight’s game against York City lightly.

The Burnley boss has first hand experience of being an underdog in cup competitions, after reaching the FA Cup Semi Final with Chesterfield in 1997 as a player - knocking out six clubs along the way, including Premier League Nottingham Forest.   

And drawing on his experience, Dyche is focused on making sure the Clarets do not underestimate the League Two Ministermen in the Capital One Cup tie at Bootham Crescent (7.45pm KO).

He said: “You have to send out a team that first can win, but also a team that can give players opportunities to develop.

“I want to find that right balance, but the one thing I never do is undervalue the power of some of these smaller clubs.

“You shouldn’t underestimate the opposition, no matter who they are, or what division they play in. That is one thing I have never done as a manager.”

The rewards on offer for victory tonight could be a lucrative cup run. However, Dyche also feels the winning mentality is something to nurture and then carry in to their Championship campaign.

He added: “I value all matches that come around and you want to win all them all. So the value of these types of games is quite simple; it’s another game that you want to perform in and win, as it builds mentality and belief within the squad.” 

Defenders Ben Mee (knee) and Michael Duff (groin) will not feature in tonight’s game. Dyche has no other injury worries and will take a strong squad to North Yorkshire.

Clarets Player will carry full commentary of tonight’s game, both online and in-App.
Story by Matt Smith

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