Sean Dyche believes the Clarets fans can make the difference in tomorrow’s big turf Moor clash with Leicester City.
Dyche’s men go in search of three precious points that could, results elsewhere, lift them out of the bottom three with less than a handful of premier League games remaining.
And the Burnley boss is adamant the one-club mentality that has served the club so well under his stewardship can come to the fore again as he looks to outfox City.
He said: “The fans have been fantastic all season and I don’t use my words lightly. When you look back, after my first season here and after Charlie Austin was sold, I asked for their support.
“We mentioned that we needed that one-club mentality more than ever, and since then they have been exceptional.
“One thing I have become acutely aware of is that you are Burnley-born and that has become even clearer to me whenever I go across the country and the amount of Burnley fans I see.
“There’s a strength in that and it’s important the fans play their part.
“The backing and support of the players has allowed them the freedom to go out and play without worrying about positives or negatives.
“Home and away they have been terrific and all I can ask is that they continue to give us that all the way through the rest of this season and beyond.”
Two points separate 20th place Burnley from both 17th placed Leicester and Hull City, who currently sit just outside the drop zone.
And with Ashley Barnes suspended following his red card at Everton last weekend, Dyche urged his replacement to seize the chance.
He said: “It’s as big a game as the last one and the next one. It has more effect because of the position of the teams in the league and the amount of games left, of course, but the reality is every game is a tough one for us.
“Whoever comes in (for Barnes) it’s an opportunity for me. It’s about how players go about taking that opportunity.
“We want them to be the one who grasps it because that can only be good for the team and the competition in the team.”
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