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Dyche Hails Never-Say-Die Clarets

24 September 2013

Sean Dyche hailed the never-say-die spirit in his side after Danny Ings’ brace bagged a place in the last 16 of the Capital One Cup.


The Clarets recovered from Matt Derbyshire’s first half strike to make it just one defeat in 14 league and cup games.


Ings was the hero as he took his tally to six in as many games and nine for the season with two more goal of the season contenders.


And Dyche was praiseworthy of his striker’s efforts, backed by a team that refuses to buckle.


The Clarets boss said: “We had a lot of belief in Danny last year, but he was a young man learning his trade.


“But we felt there was good things to come from him this season and we knew he would benefit from a pre-season.


“It’s not just his goals though. The thing I am admiring is his will and desire for the team. It’s nothing short of fantastic.


“He is a joy to work with and his goals were fabulous tonight. There are so many good things here at the minute though and I don’t want to take anything away from Danny, who was fantastic again tonight. But behind him, the team’s mentality and what they are giving the fans and the people of Burnley is an important factor.


“We offered to the group the small squad and everyone being in it together and they have bought into that.


“They also know they can’t let each other down because we are so tight-knit.”


Dyche, whose side will find out their fifth round opponents in Wednesday night’s draw, added: “Tonight was the first time we’ve come from being this season.


“We usually start well in games and we didn’t tonight if I’m honest.


“We looked off the pace and didn’t pass or move the ball very well, but we want that mentality that we are never beaten and the lads are really grasping that.


“There were four changes and that’s quite a lot in our side. Sometimes that can affect it as people find their feet, but it took their goal to bring us back to life.


“After that Ingsy showed a couple of moments of real class to set things up and then the lads, slowly but surely got back to what they have ben doing.


“In the second half we got on the front foot more and some of our counter-attacking was a joy to watch, mixed with good energy and a solid framework.


“The lads are going well at the moment and we are enjoying it, but nobody here is getting carried away.”


Dyche also confirmed that midfielder Dean Marney was withdrawn in the first half with a tight calf that will require monitoring ahead of the weekend clash with Charlton at Turf Moor.

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