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Preview: Stoke City v Burnley

21 November 2014

Sean Dyche previews tommorrow's trip to the Britannia Stadium

Sean Dyche believes that tomorrow’s opponents Stoke City are a fine example for newly promoted teams to follow in the Barclays Premier League.

Speaking ahead of the trip to the Britannia Stadium, the boss praised the way Mark Hughes’ side had gone about establishing themselves in the top-flight.

The Clarets travel in search of their first away win of the campaign and Dyche insists it will be a difficult task against a side who will be expecting victory.

He said: “Stoke are recognised now as a fully established Premier League club after the fantastic work by Tony Pulis.

“They’ve been taken on and flexed as Mark Hughes sees fit in his own style and they’ve had some really good results this season.

“Our challenge is to go there and be brave as we’ve been trying to do all season and win a football match.

“Their challenge is to beat a team who the expectation will be that they sort of have to beat Burnley Football Club.

“That’ll happen when we play most teams this season.”

And after Ashley Barnes solitary strike saw Burnley record their first win of the season against Hull City prior to the internationals, Dyche hopes that the Clarets can make it uncomfortable for opponents.

Dyche added: “The thought from the outside of will they win a game has now gone and now it’s about making it uncomfortable.

“Because we will be that team now that teams think well they’ve won one and now they’re looking for another and all of a sudden the psyche of the opposition changes.

“The expectation will be on every single opposition this season but we believe in what we do both home and away.”


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