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Dyche: 'We're Ready To Go Again'

18 August 2015

Sean Dyche believes the Clarets will come up against strong side in Ipswich Town at Portman Road tonight.

The Tractor Boys made the end of season Play-Offs before losing out to Norwich City in the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

But despite recognition of the host’s qualities, who are looking to build on a home win against Sheffield Wednesday, Dyche says his side are ready to go again after two draws against Leeds United and Birmingham City.

Speaking on Ipswich Town, he said: “I think they’re a thorough and well-organised unit. They play pretty much a 4-4-2 or a slight variation on that.

“Mick’s a wily old fox and he’s been in the division for a number of years as well as the Premier League. They’ve got a good manager, good staff and a team that have been close for a couple of seasons.

“We know they’re a strong side, but we think we are so we’ll be ready that’s for sure.”

The Clarets twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Birmingham City in Saturday’s early kick-off, to follow up a resilient display at Elland Road.

And even though the Championship season is in its infancy, the boss believes there are good signs that things are heading in the right direction.

“Saturday, barring the decisions which are well-documented, statistically it was a very powerful performance.

“That doesn’t change that outcome but over the season then you’ve got to think that is productive.

“There is a re-adjustment and a re-alignment of the thinking because of the way of the Championship. We’re already condensing the games in.

“I think before the first international window we had three games and this time it’s six which gives you an immediate measure of the change both mentally and physically.

“I think Leeds was a tough game where we delivered a good performance and a good result.

“At home on Saturday I thought the second-half was good. In the first-half we were too methodical, too slow in terms of the tempo and the feel of the game.

“It could have changed with a massive penalty decision that didn’t get given. Second-half it looked much more like us with good energy and fluid play as well as lots of chances created.

“Overall I think there are good signs. I still think we need to twist and tweak things and we’re still in the market.

“Obviously Rouwen has come in, we’re still waiting for international clearance for him, but we want that competitiveness within the squad.”


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