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Dyche: Let's Turn Performances Into Wins

27 September 2014

Sean Dyche admits the Clarets are working on various plans to take their season into top gear.

Burnley head to West Bromwich Albion this weekend protecting one of the league’s best defensive records.

Three successive clean sheets have given cause for optimism, with three points the only thing eluding the Premier League new-boys.

But Dyche insists no stone is being left unturned to transform the single points into victories.

He said: “We look at the positives of the season and there are some really good signs about how we are going about our business.

“The incentive is to build on what we are doing and turn performances into wins.

“We are hungry to get that first win because we think that will lead on from there. It often does, so we continue the work and add on to that what we see fit to open things up.

“If you always do what you have done, you always get what you have always got, so we need to do different things to open up teams.

“We are so close, but so far away from getting that first win, and generally we have done really well with our performance levels.

“Over time, I believe that will bring rewards and that, in this case, equals wins.

“There are no guarantees, but we believe that victories are within our grasp.”

Dyche admits he has been greatly encouraged by the way his players have taken to life at the top level, remaining competitive in each game so far.

He added: “We are having to learn quickly and on the job, and we are learning and picking things up physically and mentally.

“It’s important that we are aware of that, but I’m aware that I’m new to this too. It’s a great experience former and we want to use everything we can.

“Whatever happens, it still comes down to winning football matches and I am absolutely, acutely aware of that and that’s what we intend to do.

“We’ve had three clean sheets and tactically we are very, very sound. We just need that bit more of a clinical edge in the final third.

“That’s top level football, but the good news is the framework, energy and way we defend is intact. Now it’s just changing that defensive shape into a balanced attack and scoring goals.”

Albion picked up their first win of the campaign last weekend with an impressive win at Tottenham Hotspur, while another bottom three-side, Crystal Palace, won 3-2 at Goodison Park.

And Dyche believes the unpredictable nature of the Premier League offers more hope that the Clarets can cut it at the top level.

He said: “The topsy-turvy nature of football is affecting the Premier League perhaps more so this season than in recent seasons.

“It just goes to show that results are there. Teams are finding their feet, players have gone away to World Cups and come back and all the changes of managers and philosophies all go into the melting pot.

“We can only think and look after ourselves. It comes down to us delivering performances.”


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