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Dyche Has Mixed Emotions

2 February 2013

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Seen Dyche admitted a day of mixed emotions after the Clarets threw away a first half lead and snatched a late point at Peterborough.

Martin Paterson’s 85th minute equaliser proved crucial after Tommy Rowe’s second half brace cancelled out Charlie Austin’s first minute opener.

And Clarets boss Dyche took the positives after his side battled back to snatch a point at London Road; almost snatching all three in the dying seconds after Paterson was denied by a fantastic save by Bobby Olejnik.

Dyche said: “Factually it’s a point gained after Middlesbrough lost today, but it is frustrating after a good first half on what was an awkward pitch to play on.

“At half time we were in good shape, but after talking to the players about the endeavour Peterborough have at home, they showed that and we just didn’t deal with it as well as I’d hoped.

“We knew there was going to be a reaction and I’m disappointed we didn’t control the game. It was difficult on that pitch, but the one thing I am really pleased about is from a really difficult spell in that second half we came through it, carried on going strong and got an equaliser.

“In the end, but for a fantastic save at the end we would have taken all three points, so it’s a mixture of emotions.”

Austin struck within 60 seconds of his return to the side following a month out with a hamstring injury, expertly rifling home from Ross Wallace’s right wing cross.

But midway through the second half Rowe struck twice in four minutes to leave Burnley with a mountain to climb.

However, sub Paterson slotted home Chris McCann’s low cross five minutes from time to restore parity.

“The thing we have to improve on is that killer instinct,” added Dyche, who revealed Michael Duff was substituted with a calf strain.

“There are other factors because there are 11 others out there trying to stop you, but the next level is to ask the players to manage a game all the way through. 

“As ever, I’m greedy for more because we all want to be up there.

“We talk about winning all the time here and the invaluable quality today is that we kept on going. 

“We’d had a really tough 25 minutes, where we just weren’t at it, but we kept pressing and I am ever so pleased for Martin.

“When I sent him on, I asked him to sniff out a goal and he did that and he might even have nicked himself a brace.

“I’m pleased too for Charlie and his energy levels will grow. He has been out for a month and he found it tough as the game went on. But it’s a fantastic finish. 

“We know he can put the ball in the net and I am delighted he’s back.” 

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