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Preview: Dyche Hungry For More

28 November 2014

Sean Dyche has reiterated that his team will keep taking each game as it comes as Burnley prepare to welcome Aston Villa to Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

The Clarets are heading into a busy run of league fixtures after back to back wins and know that another victory would take them above this weekend’s opponents in the Premier League table.

However, Dyche insists the challenge for his players remains the same as it has been throughout the campaign thus far.

He said: “We made a fantastic habit of winning a lot last year, but the challenge changed quite simply and it became a lot tougher this season.

“I felt wins would come though and I don’t think we’d been a million miles away. The performance levels had generally been good and there had been positives to take.

“I don’t think we were overthinking the start we had. We know there’s a reality to this tough division. We’re learning, we’re trying to improve and we are improving.

“We had to make sure that performances turned into wins. We’ve done that for two games, but it has to continue.

“One win doesn’t cure anything and two don’t either. We need more and we’re still hungry and thirsty to get more.

“The point is you’ve got to win the next one. If you don’t, you’ve got to reorganise and revitalise and try to win the following one.

“There can never be any better incentive than winning. All the rest takes care of itself. Our main journey is to win as many games as we can.

“Now we’ve got two home games coming up which we’re looking forward to.

“We can only take one at a time though and the one-game mentality of last season has never been more relevant.”

Having found their first victory over Hull City, a brave display at Stoke City saw more goals flow.

Ashley Barnes and Danny Ings were both on target, while heroic defending at the opposing end against the latter saw them clinch the points.

And Dyche has been particularly pleased with the way his strikers have come to the fore in recent weeks.

He added: “Goals come in different ways. The thing that has changed in football and one I’ve spoken of with players and publicly at times is the thirst to score a trendy goal.

“For me, you’ve got to just score a goal, whatever they come.

“I was equally pleased with Danny’s goals against Stoke. He was in the right place at the right time and showed clever movement and good timing of movement for the second one.

“But the first one was just about being alive in the box and that’s as important as any goal.

“I think the best goalscorers do that. They don’t look for trendy goals. They will whip a sublime finish into the top corner or slot it past the ‘keeper on a one-v-one. But they will equally score a toe-poke or one off their knee.

“We speak a lot to the players about that sort of thinking. Of course, it’s about the right quality, but also being in the right place and having the killer instinct to score, no matter how that goal comes.”

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