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Dyche York Reaction

6 August 2013

Sean Dyche insisted he never considered resting players as a strong Clarets side crushed York 4-0 in the Capital Cup first round.

Dyche resisted the urge to rotate his squad and was rewards as goals from David Jones, Junior Stanislas, Danny Ings and Scott Arfield saw off the League Two side,

The Burnley boss said: “Other teams might feel they want to keep everyone fit and sharp. My personal feeling is this is only the second game of the season.

“We’ve had pre-season and we only have three more before there is an international break, so I don’t really feel I should be resting players now.

“There is a difference between giving players a chance and resting them, but I didn’t feel the need to rest anyone.

“I felt they looked bright on Saturday and they were fresh again tonight to deliver a performance that deserved to win.”

Jones opened his Burnley account early in the game and after weathering a York fightback, Stanislas, Ings’ seventh goal in six games and Arfield put the sheen on a good night’s work.

Dyche added: “These games can be awkward affairs, but I think we made good work of it tonight.

“We started unbelievably in the first 20 minutes and it could well have been three.

“It wasn’t and to be fair to York they came back and really put it on us for about 20 minutes before half time.

“We managed to settle things again and ran out worthy winners in the end.

“It’s very difficult to dominate football matches for 90 minutes  and York really made sure we manned up.

“Tom (Heaton) made a good save early in the second half, but overall we created enough good chances and in the end I think our quality shone and we got the right result.”

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