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Dyche: We've Finished In Style!

3 May 2014

Burnley manager Sean Dyche was pleased with how his players conducted themselves as they battled to end their season with a draw at play-off chasing Reading.

The Premier League-bound Clarets signed off from the Championship with an incredible 93 points, with just five defeats all season.

Their unbeaten away record in 2014 was assured in a thrilling last game, where a last-gasp win for Brighton meant that the Royals narrowly missed out on the play-offs.

And despite the repercussions of the game for Reading, Dyche was pleased with how his already promoted side conducted themselves.

He said “It can sometimes happen like that, with events happening elsewhere. But I thought it was important we focused on our performance, and generally I was quite pleased.

“The second half they had us on the back foot a little bit, some of it our own doing. 

“But I thought we were certainly good value to be 2-1 up and had we got a third the game would have been dead.

“I thought the response was as we’ve come to expect. That mentality to win and achieve was on show again.”

It was one more professional performance from Dyche’s side, which made it 12 league matches unbeaten away from home and saw them equal the club record of 11 wins on the road.



Goals from Scott Arfield and top scorer Danny Ings ensured that Burnley extended their impressive away form in the league.

And in a record-breaking season, the Burnley boss was delighted to end the season having achieved so many historical markers.

He added “We’ve only been beaten five times and there’s been some incredible stats this season. We all know about them and we’ve all enjoyed them. 

“I was pleased to come away with at least a point here as I thought that was important for the mentality of the team.

“I believe in what I do myself, and what the players and the staff do. 

“You can’t guarantee it but I thought we could challenge and be realistic in what we could do this season, and what we could achieve.

The same markers have been always there. I knew I could create a team that could compete.

And once you get a team competing, it’s down to the players and the staff to reinforce all the good work that they’ve done and we’ve certainly come a long way!”


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