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Dyche: We'll fight until the end

29 April 2015

Sean Dyche insists Burnley head to West Ham looking for a “big result” to resurrect their survival hopes.

The Clarets need to bridge a five-point gap, starting at Upton Park on Saturday, but could move within a result of their rivals if other weekend results go their way.

And Dyche knows his players need to change their own fortune in order to turn the screw on their nearest rivals.

He said: “There’s growth in the team but it has to lead to wins and I’ve been in the game long enough to know how quickly football can change.

“Of course, we have to make it change and we can’t rely on others, but Leicester have shown that if you can get one, you can get two, three and four.

“It’s tough, but we are in it to win it and we’ve all seen how one result changes the whole look of the division at times.

“We need that next big result and it’s a big challenge for us going to West Ham but we’re in their fighting and we’ll do that all the way.”

The Turf Moor defeat to Leicester last Saturday took City out of the bottom three for the first time since November and gave them valuable breathing space.

But Dyche knows defeat for the Foxes at home to Chelsea tonight, despite Hull City’s 1-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday, would keep the pot boiling.

He added: “Leicester are a good measure of the gap in the division. They have spent £17m on two strikers.

“It’s hard for us to do that at that level of the market and yet we’ve been in there fighting with them and other teams.

“It’s the great challenge that we’ve had, but it’s still in front of us and there’s a different kind of pressure now on teams like Leicester, Hull and Sunderland.

“We have been written off all season so we are not in new territory, so never say never. We’ll go onto the next game, stay clear minded and play hard to win again.”


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