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Dyche Happy As Clarets Do The Business

25 March 2014

Sean Dyche insists his players will keep on driving to the end following an eighth win in 10 games against Doncaster Rovers.

The Clarets boss was delighted at his team’s performance, which saw Sam Vokes’ penalty 45 seconds into the second half and a Junior Stanislas strike maintain the 10-point cushion over third-placed QPR.

And with just eight games remaining, Dyche insisted the foundations upon which his side are built are solid.

He said: “People talk about the business end, but we won 10 of the first 13 games and I think that was the business end. 

“I think last Saturday at Charlton was the business end, as was tonight. 

“I have played long enough to know that every game is the business end of the season if that makes any sense.

“That’s how I look at it; every game is important and every time that whistle blows you have to be ready. 

"We’ve been showing great signs of that, we were tonight and we will be ready again on Saturday.

“People have questioned us after a couple of injuries. But at the end of the day it’s about the team and the mentality of a group of people. 

“They all understand about the framework of the team and the energy required and the relentless nature of what we expect form them, and it bodes well, but there’s still work to be done.”

Vokes penalty – his 20th league goal of the season – was reward for the Clarets first half endeavour against a hard working Rovers side, before Stanislas rounded off a sweeping move involving Ashley Barnes and David Jones to seal the win. 

Dyche said: “Doncaster had a freedom in the sense they have put some good result together recently.

“I knew Paul (Dickov) would have his players ready and I thought they used the ball well in the first half, although we never looked in real trouble.

“But we have been going well at home and once the second half got going we got the penalty. 

“I was surprised we didn’t get one in the first half for the foul on Ashley, but thankfully we got one and I thought we were good value after that and could have scored a few more with a rub of the green.”

The bang-in-form Clarets now have the chance to go top of the Championship if they can topple league leaders Leicester at Turf Moor this Saturday lunchtime.

Dyche added: “It makes for a good day for all and we know we will have to work hard and do the basics well.

“All of the good things we’ve done so far we have to do again, it’s as simple as that.”

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