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Dyche: Welcome To The Championship!

18 August 2015

Gaffer reacts to Ipswich defeat

Sean Dyche feels his side are still in a transitional period as they suffered a first league defeat of the season at Ipswich.

The Clarets were more than the Tractor Boys equal before the hosts struck twice in five second half minutes to soar to the Championship summit.

Dyche said: “Overall it felt a bit like welcome back to the Championship!

“Last Saturday got away from us on decisions that we can’t help, but tonight I felt Ipswich edged it on the nitty gritty stuff and the anticipation that’s needed to win games, even if you are not playing well.

“In the first half I felt we handled them well. They put the ball in from literally everywhere and I haven’t seen that for a while.

“The left back is throwing it in from 40 yards and I thought we dealt with that well.

“We had the best chance of the half through Jelle Vossen, then in the second half I felt we started brightly and got undone by a poor tactical shape where they got in behind us.

“I must say I thought Ipswich deserved it overall. They showed they have been playing in the Championship for a couple of years and have an experienced group.”

Dyche, who is rebuilding his side following the summer departures of Danny Ings, Jason Shackell and Kieran Trippier, added: “People talk about three players, but we are five down from the time Dean Marney went down last season, if you include Ashley Barnes.

“We are down to the bare bones of the squad, but I must make it clear that is still a squad that can compete.

“We have to find that right way of working and we have to realise that you have to find different ways of playing in the Championship.

“The team has to adapt to the different challenges that come our way and we are in that transition.

“We’ve lost some players, we’re trying to bring more in and transition the new lads and mould a team that can deliver what it takes in the Championship.

“There is a massive difference and it’s important that we adapt quickly. The players know and I’ve just reminded them of that.

“But we needed more from the front players tonight and we didn’t get that.”

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