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Dyche seeks home comfort

4 March 2013

Clarets bid to build on cheer of Charlton

Boss Sean Dyche wants the Clarets to use their weekend victory at Charlton as a launch-pad for a return to winning ways at Turf Moor.

Burnley ended a six-game winless run with a 1-0 victory at the Valley as they stood firm to protect the lead given to them by Charlie Austin’s stunning 25th-goal of the season.

And Dyche hopes they can now back it up against Barnsley on Tuesday night as the Clarets seek a first home success in four attempts in the first of successive Turf Moor dates.

“It does bring some belief back and what it does is make players feel more relaxed again,” he said.

“They know they have qualities that can win matches and it’s been on show for majority of times we’ve been here.

“But there have been times when it hasn’t been and that’s just part of being a team that’s developing.

“We’ve got one out of the way so we go onto number two tomorrow night.

“I don’t jump beyond the next game. There is no point because this is an unforgiving league.”

Back on track

Barnsley are struggling against the drop but after losing their last two games had been on an inspired run which had lifted them out of the bottom three and propelled them into the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

They started their cup run with a 1-0 third-round win over Burnley at the turn of the year and the Clarets will also be looking to perform better than when surrendering a lead in a 1-1 draw at Oakwell last November.

“I want Barnsley and every team to see Burnley at their best,” Dyche added.

“We remind ourselves every game is a tricky game.

“You can’t take anything for granted and we certainly don’t.

“But we believe in what we do, we believe in the players we have here and we believe in the club. As a group we can take it forward.”

New loan signing Alex Kacaniklic is set to make a home debut following an impressive first outing in a Burnley shirt at Charlton.

And Dyche looks likely to go with a similar squad as Dean Marney, Chris McCann and Ross Wallace remain sidelined, with Michael Duff and Ben Mee short of match fitness following their injury lay-offs.

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