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Dyche: The Support Has Been Fantastic

30 December 2015

Sean Dyche has hailed the Clarets fans for their support in 2015 and urged them to continue helping his group of players.

The Clarets go into the first home game of the New Year against Ipswich Town on Saturday, having registered successive 4-0 victories in back to back games at Turf Moor for the first time since 1984.

And as his side look to close the gap to the automatic promotion places, Dyche says the support he asked for upon his arrival can have a great impact on his side’s fortunes.

Dyche said: "I thought the crowd were outstanding (against Bristol City). I thought the calmness, the belief in the group and the belief in what we do here has been fantastic.

"I really mean it and I asked two and half years ago when I said 'we need the support'. That's lads, ladies, grandmas, kids, grandads, everyone is Burnley and born Burnley.

"They're letting the players play, watching good football and getting their reward for good football and good goals. They know the challenge this year and I think it's a fantastic thing that is hard to find in football.

"I'm not doing it down because we will be challenging but there is a good reality to it. We've not come down as market leaders, there are others spending millions and millions and we've had a go ourselves.

"I think that is a tremendous thing for the group. Our away support is amazing and at home there is a calmness and assuredness that there is a group giving everything.

Reflecting on the the year, he added: “It’s been a great year in the bigger picture, a tough one in many ways, but since I’ve been here and the club is moving from strength to strength.

“The immediate picture is still out there, home and away, on that pitch to make sure we can keep challenging.

“That’s our end to make sure we’re up and around it because we believe in ourselves and that we can get stronger as the season goes on.”

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