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Dyche: Let's Go To Town!

18 October 2013

Sean Dyche insists Burnley are in good shape to bury their Portman Road hoodoo this weekend.

The Clarets have not won at Town since January 1970, when a Frank Casper goal gave Harry Potts side the club’s only ever victory in Suffolk.

Bur with four away wins in five attempts this season and eight wins in a scintillating nine-game unbeaten run, Dyche insists the message to his players is to carry on the form that has seen them sour to the top of the Championship table.

Sam clinches victory v Reading

The Clarets boss said: “What has gone on in the past can’t affect what will happen in the future, so we’ll just look to be prepared and ready to go. 

“Ipswich have a good home record, but we have a good away record and this is no different than any other we have faced.

“It’s a tough game, but we have supplemented our home form with some fantastic performances away from home, so there is a good balance to what we are doing.

“There are big challenges out there from everyone you play and the next one is Ipswich.

“They have had a slight imbalance to their season so far, doing really well at home and perhaps not quite getting the results they will have been looking for away.

“But any club in the Championship fancies themselves at home and Ipswich are no different, so we have to go there prepared to give a good performance.”

He added: “It’s all about mentality, whoever you are playing. 

“No matter who and where we are playing, I make it clear to the players that the pitch, the ball and the goals are all the same size.

“There are only 11 others out there, home or away. We think we have a mentality to go away and search for wins and that’s what we will do again.”

The Clarets are buoyed by a clean bill of health for their long trip south, with international strikers Danny Ings and Sam Vokes both shaking off knocks to continue a prolific partnership that has plundered 19 goals this season.

And elsewhere, Dyche feels his squad will have benefited from a fortnight’s rest and recuperation.

He added: “I think it’s been an enjoyable break after going into it following a good win against Reading. 

“Being top of the league has given everyone a feel-good factor and I felt there was a need for a rest this time, whereas the first international break came early in the season and players were still in fine fitness.

“Since then, the same players have largely ended up playing, so this one was a bit different and a good chance for the players to have a break physically.

“We’ve tried to find that balance between hard work on some days and a deserved rest for the players.

“We think we have found the right balance, but we’ll find out when the whistle blows.”

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On Saturday, October 26, Burnley welcome QPR to Turf Moor for the eagerly-anticipated clash between the two table-topping teams. 

The Clarets currently find themselves in pole position in the Championship table on goal difference, thanks to some scintillating performances from the players and cheered on by the Clarets' faithful. 

And with Sean Dyche's men looking to protect their SEVEN MONTH unbeaten home record, it promises to be a day to savour. 

Tickets are on sale now, and you've got to be there!  

•    Adults from £28 
•    Seniors from £17 
•    Under 22’s from £15 
•    Under 18’s from £8 
•    Under 12’s from £5 (Family Stand) 

Tickets are available to purchase online at  or over the phone 0871 221 1914, or by calling into the Ticket Office at Turf Moor. 

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