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Dyche Previews Swansea Clash

22 August 2014

Sean Dyche insists there will be no let-up as the Clarets travel to Swansea for another tough Premier League test tomorrow afternoon.

A relentless display against title contenders Chelsea was not enough to prevent a 3-1 defeat on the opening day but attentions now turn to a trip to the Liberty Stadium, against a side who started their season with an impressive 1-2 win at Old Trafford.

And Dyche knows that the Swans, who have been on a similar journey to his side, will provide a different tactical test as Burnley seek their first points on the road.

He said: “They’re a club who a few years ago were on a journey similar to our own.

“They got in to the Premier League and then stayed there. They have built on top of that with more finance and a bigger squad.

“The club are now signing players for over the £10m mark which for Swansea three or four years ago couldn’t happen.

“We’re at any early stage ourselves in terms of our growth and we can sort of look at them as a club who’ve gone on from those humble beginnings.

“They’re a good side now, there is no doubt about that. I was at the game against Manchester United and they gave a good performance and deserved to win.

“But we could have this conversation every week about the challenges we’re going to face because there are certainly no mugs in the Premier League.

“Swansea often make the pitch very big and keep the ball very patiently, happy to see lots and lots of passing with no real goalmouth action at times of course.

“So it is a different type of game for us tactically than what we were used to in the Championship.”

Dyche has no fresh injury concerns going in to the weekend and hopes that his side can benefit once again from the sort of tremendous backing from supporters which was in evidence against Chelsea.

Dyche added: “I think that is a massive benefit from our fans I really do.

“Last year the majority went with us all the way and I mention it as it is so, so important.

“The demand has quite obviously risen and we need the backing of the fans.

“We need them to stand by the team come what may and I think the players feel that, they really do.

“That positive energy and that feel to the fans and the feeling in the ground can only bode well for us.

“Everyone knows the power and prowess of the Premier League so I think they will go away open minded.

“They grew into last season, and when we were winning, winning, winning it was at times, dare I say it, expectant where they thought we could go anywhere and win.

“I think now there is more of an open mindedness. Not suggesting we can’t win but they’re going and thinking let’s wait and see.

“The way they were the other night and when I meet people, they are positive about what has been and what can come forwards and we want to win games to encourage that positive feeling.”

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