Boss hopes to launch home run
Sean Dyche wants his players to bear their teeth against the Terriers tonight to get the Clarets moving back up the Championship.
A run of five games without a win has seen the Clarets slip into mid-table ahead of tonight’s re-arranged clash at Turf Moor.
But victory against a struggling Huddersfield side could lift Burnley back as high as ninth – five points outside the play-off zone.
And Dyche expects his side to go for the kill after drawing a blank in front of goal for the past two games.
“We are building our performances and it’s important we turn those performances into wins because that’s what it’s all about – winning football matches,” said the Burnley boss.
“There is a clutch of us all in that middle zone and we are all looking to do better.
“We all want to go and chase it and we are one of them.
“We want to make sure we are on the front foot and make sure we are playing to win games.
“It’s important that we believe in what we are doing and believe in the performance levels but we have to find that killer instinct and that killer edge because that’s what wins games.”
The Clarets’ recent run has seen them slip off the play-off pace and there is now little margin for error if they are to re-build a challenge.
But after pushing in-form Brighton all the way before succumbing to a 1-0 defeat last Saturday, Dyche believes there is not much wrong as Burnley launch a crucial run of games over the next fortnight.
“Everyone has something to play for,” he added “They (Huddersfield) have a new manager and are looking to correct their form. We are looking to get back on track, as we were doing.
“It only seems like a minute ago we were winning four out of five. That’s how close the margins are and we want to push those margins our way.
“We have got three out of the next four games at home. We like playing at home and we enjoy Turf Moor under the lights.
“We haven’t won as many games as we would have like in the last few and it’s important we go and correct that and that starts with an important game against Huddersfield.”