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Dyche Urges Clarets To Brand Themselves In History Books

27 April 2014

Sean Dyche has urged his side to lay down yet another marker in history after today’s 1-0 victory over Ipswich Town.

The win meant that The Clarets passed the 90 point mark for the first time in the club’s history as well as completing their first ever double over the Suffolk side.

Many suggested that with Ipswich chasing a Play-Off place and Burnley having already secured a Premier League return on Easter Monday, the game would have an end of season feel but, unsurprisingly, the ‘relentless’ mantra was in evidence again on home soil.

And Dyche has now challenged his side to become one that will be remembered for years to come by reaching 95 points with victory against Reading next week.

He said: “These are great days and we should enjoy them and make the most of them. We wanted the families there and the chance to take children on the pitch because these things don’t happen every year in a player’s career. 

“But through all that the players managed to stay focused and I was so pleased for them.

“To only lose five games so far this season is, I think, an absolutely marvellous achievement. There have been markers in history all season and now I’ve said to the lads it is about branding yourself into the history of the football club.

“It has a very rich history and to have a marker 30 or 40 years down the line where children here will grow up and they say I remember the team that got 95 points. That’s going to be very difficult for a team in the future to match.

“We’ve got one more game and I said to the lads, be ready because we’re going hard again because I want that 95 points.”

Burnley registered their 15th home win and another clean sheet took that particular tally to 21 for the season.

And Dyche moved quickly to hail his players strong mentality in achieving promotion against all the odds.

He added: “It’s a fantastic achievement and very difficult to do over the course of a season to get 2 points a game. Everyone knows that is the marker.

“I’m very proud of the players and the staff and everyone involved with the club to be honest.

“The main thing for me and I speak to the players about this is that it’s easy to handle failure because you know you have to do more but they’ve handled success and that’s a completely different thing.

During the season it’s built and built and built, and they’ve handled it fantastically well. 

“Success is in hand and if you look at that performance today after all that has gone on, to deliver what we have done is testament to the group.

“The high tension had softened but I think today showed just what the players were all about – they’ve been absolutely first class.”

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