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Dyche Fully Focused For Foxes

27 March 2014

On the back of a 16-game unbeaten run, Burnley manager Sean Dyche is relishing Saturday’s tasty table-topping clash with Leicester.

The Foxes visit Turf Moor with the Clarets targeting a win that could snatch top spot from the long-time leaders.

However, Dyche is keeping his eyes firmly on the ball as the Championship’s top two teams get set for battle.

He said: “There’s a lot of work to be done. We have to refocus quickly, recover well and then get back on it.

The next focus for me is Saturday; it’s as simple as that.

“The aim for us now is to play well and look to get points on the board.

“I‘ve looked forward to every game this season; it’s the way that I believe in managing.

“At the moment we are full of confidence, full of belief and full of energy so of course we are looking forward to it.”

Nigel Pearson witnessed his side’s campaign end abruptly last season, when late penalty drama sent Leicester crashing out of the play-off semi-finals to Dyche’s former club, Watford.

The Foxes boss is desperate to avoid the same fate this time around, with his Leicester side leading the way for the majority of the campaign.

And the Burnley boss believes a key reason Leicester have been performing so well this season stems from lessons learnt during the last campaign.

He said: “I think the biggest thing is that they’ve learnt from last season.

Danny Ings on target at the Kingpower Stadium in December

“They had a big disappointment at the end but they galvanised, regrouped, brought in some players and rebalanced the feel of the group.

“Nigel has done a great job and has a very good side.

“He has a very experienced group with some youth in there as well.

“They’ve had an excellent season, without a shadow of a doubt, and the league table reminds you of that. 

“We are aware of the opposition but our main focus is on us.

“We are focused on what we play like and what we need to do to perform again.”

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