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Dyche Delight As Clarets Go Back To Basics

29 August 2015

Sean Dyche felt his side went back to basics to earn victory at Bristol City.

Defenders Ben Mee and Michael Keane came up trumps to send the Clarets into the international break on the back of successive victories.

Andre Gray couldn’t find a goal on his debut to silence the Bristol boo-boys, who hounded the striker for choosing Turf Moor over Ashton Gate.

But Dyche was delighted that his side found a way to pick up another valuable three points.

He said: “The Championship is a tough league and it’s difficult to be fluid every week and win, so you have to find ways of doing your business and different ways to win.

“We know that our strikers will score and it’s a great thing if they are not quite there and yet we’re winning games home and away.

“It’s a funny one today because I was disappointed the players in a way. Yet, our resilience, heart, endeavour and basic structure was good.

“We didn’t play as well as we can, but sometimes you have to grind a result out and it’s a great thing that we did that today.

“It still looks a little disjointed, but it’s well renowned the players will give us everything and we have got good points on the table, back to back wins and three of the next four at home.”

Dyche added: “I must give Bristol City tremendous credit because for the first 30 minutes they were excellent.

Andre Gray on his debut

“We didn’t start well, but they have a bit of gusto from the promotion and the big result last weekend and they started like that.

“They kept the ball well and shifted positions well for a 3-5-2 and arguably should have been in front.

“But the basics that we believe in kept us a clean sheet in the first half and got us two goals.

“They were two very good set pieces and in the second half we changed it tactically and it slowed them down a bit and become more of an even game.

“But we’ll take the points gladly. The team is progressing and getting used to each other, with all the new faces.”

Michael Duff and Wade Elliott meet ahead of kick-off

The Clarets now have two weeks on the training ground ahead of home games against Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons.

Dyche added: “In this early phase of the season we knew it would be tricky because we have a lot of new players.

“We knew the market might take time for us to get in the players we wanted.

“They are now virtually in and now it’s about moulding it and finding partnerships because the structure and energy is good.

“It’s just finding that detail in keeping the ball better and using it better.”

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