Clarets boss focused ahead of Vicarage Road return
Sean Dyche insists his return to Watford is all about winning ahead of the Good Friday showdown.
The Clarets are looking to build on an excellent performance at Blackburn Rovers in their last outing before the international break.
And former Hornets boss Dyche, dismissed last summer as the club underwent a change of ownership and direction, is only focused on one thing as the Clarets get back to business at Vicarage Road.
Dyche said: “I’ve made it clear many times, I don’t really do old club scenarios. I didn’t do it at Millwall and I won’t do it at Watford.
“I respect them, I enjoyed my time there and I learnt a lot from it but tomorrow is just about winning!
“It is about getting ourselves right to win a football match and going to deliver a performance to win a football match. It just so happens that it is at Watford.”
Dyche was dismissed by Watford, despite guiding them to their highest finish for four years, but the 41-year-old says he has no qualms with his former employers.
“There is no bitterness at all. It is bitter in the sense that I thought we were building something but that is life, its football,” he added.
“There are people out there who don’t have the back-up and support that I’ve had from being in football for twenty years when they’re sacked, so I’m certainly not going to cry ‘oh, woe is me’.
“Life is callous when you have three mouths to feed and a missus at home and you are a bricklayer with no work.
“In my world I’ve worked hard to afford myself a chance that if things go wrong at least I have a net start if you like and something to fall back on.
“That’s how I look at life. Football is a marvellous situation in that respect and I love the ups and downs of it, so I’m certainly not going to be crying because someone comes along and says ‘it’s not for you and we’re going to change it’.”
The Clarets are without the suspended Ben Mee and injured midfielder Dean Marney (calf) for Friday’s game (3pm KO).
And if you can’t make it to Vicarage Road, Clarets Player has full match commentary from 2.45pm, with Phil Bird and a guest summariser. Did you know you can now access ALL commentaries ON THE GO with your Clarets Player subscription, now available on iPhone and Android devices.
CLICK HERE for more information or to subscribe.
Tickets are also still on sale for Easter Monday’s Turf Moor clash with Nottingham Forest. Adult tickets for the game are available from £24 and all tickets can be purchased in person, ONLINE HERE and via telephone on 0871 221 1914 (option 1).
Don’t forget our extended Early Bird season ticket deadline now expires following Monday’s game. CLICK HERE for all season ticket details and how to renew/purchase.