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Dyche: Unity Is Our Strength

17 September 2013

Sean Dyche believes the club is now united as the Clarets look to give Birmingham a dose of the blues tonight.

The Burnley boss feels there is now a real connection between staff, players and fans alike following an impressive start to the Championship season.

And with a top three place up for grabs with victory over City at Turf Moor, Dyche again called on supporters to make life difficult for the visitors.

He said: “Supporters back the club and get frustrated when things are not so good. 

“But I think they know they have a manager, a staff and a group of players who will give everything and that gives us a connection.

“There has been an adjustment financially, but I think the fans have accepted that and there are certainly good things going on here and the fans are on-board.

“They are making Turf Moor an awkward place for teams to come and get a result by really backing the side.

“Now of course, results help, and it’s when we get an indifferent result of performance that’s when we need them to be at their best.

“But I am sure they will play their part and we can achieve good things together.”

With no new injury concerns, Dyche must decide whether to stick with the side that drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.

However, he admits he has options, including whether to promote weekend goalscorer Junior Stanislas back to the starting line-up.

Dyche added: “We are building a good mentality here among the squad and I’ve mentioned before the importance of everyone. 

“Junior came on at the weekend and affected the game, so long may things like that continue.

“I’ve made it clear they’ll all play at some point and Junior has shown, among others, that they are ready. 

“He came on, looked sharp and scored as fine a goal as you’ll see.

“He has been very respectful of the position, but they know you can only pick 11 and they will be ready to play that part.

“I am sure they get frustrated, but when they get that shirt it’s their job to make sure they look to keep it.”

The Clarets go into tonight’s game looking for their first win in six games against Birmingham , who have lost four of their opening six league games in the club’s worst start to a season for a quarter of a century.

But Dyche warned there will be no complacency. He said: “Birmingham have had an awkward start, but they have some challenges of their own

“It’s the first time in recent times I can remember in a long time that they haven’t had some finance to throw at the team.

“But I know Lee Clark and I know he will looking to improve results. They are still a good side and they have good experience and some good young players, so we won’t be taking anything for granted.”

Tonight’s game is Bronze category, with adult tickets starting at just £24.

And if you can’t make it to Turf Moor, injured winger Ross Wallace is our special co-commentator on Clarets Player, alongside Phil Bird. Live commentary starts at 7.35pm.
CLICK HERE for more details on Player. 

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