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Two's Company, Three's Phenomenal!

2 May 2014

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has been awarded the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for April.

The Clarets boss became the first ever Clarets boss to land the award three times after beating off beat off tough competition in Oscar Garcia (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ian Holloway (Millwall) and Nigel Pearson (Leicester City).

Club legends Harry Potts and Brian Miller, along with Dyche, had previously won the award twice, albeit not in the same season.

And after landing the top gong in September and October, Dyche earned his third award following an unforgettable April that saw the Clarets collect 13 points from a possible 18 to secure automatic promotion back to the Premier League. 

During that time Burnley scored six goals and conceded just twice to book a place back among the elite, after a four year absence from the top flight.

Over the course of the momentous month Dyche’s history boys broke yet another record, surpassing the club’s best ever points total.

The promotion winning victory over Wigan took Burnley to 89 points, eclipsing the marker of 88 set in the 1999/2000 season when Stan Ternent’s side secured promotion to the old 1st Division, now known as the Championship.

In their next match, another vintage Claret performance to beat Ipswich signed off April with a total of 92 points, with skipper Jason Shackell lifting the Sky Bet Promotion Trophy in front of the joyous Burnley faithful.

Dyche will now be hoping to sign off from the Championship in style when the Clarets take on play-off chasing Reading at the Medejski Stadium, looking to stretch their unbeaten away record in the league to 12 games.

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