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Dyche Joy As Subs Show The Way

17 August 2013

Sean Dyche insisted all the credit for the double substitutions that earned Burnley victory against Yeovil goes to the players.


Keith Treacy and Scott Arfield leapt from the bench with a quarter of a tight Turf Moor clash with the Glovers to turn the game Burnley’s way.


Irish winger Treacy netted with a cross-cum-shot, before Arfield’s thumping drive was deflected home by Sam Vokes to maintain the Clarets unbeaten start to the season.


And the gaffer was full of praise for his squad as they remained patient to finally overcome stubborn opposition.


Dyche said: “It was a very good win against a team who have every right to be in this division and who don’t give a lot away.


“We had to remain patient in order to win and we did that.


“We didn’t do as well in the first half as we’d like. It was a nearly performance, but not enough.


“In the second half we slowly came more into the game and ended well.


“I’m not bothered whether Keith meant his goal or not because the subs did very well today.


“Substitutions don’t always work, but we make it clear how important they are and what a difference they can make.


“We believe in the whole group and once the substitutes were made they affected the game and in the end we ran our worthy winners over the last 20 minutes.”


Dyche, who also gave a late debut to Ryan Noble as the Clarets climbed to third in the fledgling Championship table, added: “It’s a good start and all credit to the players here.


“There’s a lot of noise in the background about selling players and this and that, but I have maintained there are some good things about this club.


“That doesn’t mean you will win every week, but the Board are trying to run the club properly and appropriately, whilst still challenging on the football pitch.


“The players are going about it in the right fashion at the moment, but I still think we need players in the building to add competition and cover to the squad.


“That’s an ongoing process, but at the moment they deserve everything they get.


“We have to plan accordingly, it’s as simple as that. We are a club that is rich in history and I have mentioned that several times.


“I am still learning about that history and it’s a fantastic thing, but we can’t live in the rear view mirror.


“We have to move forward and part of that is the financial base of the club. We still want to be productive, and bringing players in is an ongoing process, but we are looking and we are active.”

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