Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes the fans’ backing can play a major part in their Premier League campaign next season.
The Clarets secured automatic promotion back to English football’s top flight after a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at a sold-out Turf Moor.
The 2014-15 season will be Burnley’s first in the Premier League since 2010, and Dyche believes the passionate home faithful can once again inspire his players.
“Next year will be a challenge but it’s important that positive feeling stays intact and we make Turf Moor a difficult place for teams to come to like it has been this season,” said Dyche.
“The fans have played a big part. From Christmas onwards the fans have been amazing, the away fans in particular have been incredible.
“This is the people’s club and the club belongs to the people. They do complement each other and that’s getting harder to find in football because the corporate and financial side of things.
“The football club is a massive part of the town and the town is a massive part of the football club, and that connection is there. Really we’ve just enhanced it. It has always been there for 132-years.”