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Preview: Burnley vs Swansea City

27 February 2015

Sean Dyche has urged fans to take the ‘away mentality’ to their home support ahead of the visit of Swansea City.

The Clarets boss has been impressed with the vociferous backing his side received on the road this season, including the two superb away displays against Manchester United and Chelsea.

And as his side look to register three points this weekend back on home Turf, Dyche insists it is a necessity that the fans and his team are as one for the remainder of the season.

He said: “There is a necessity of what we do in being as one because it’s an important factor in what we’re trying to achieve this season.

“I think your home form is certainly very helpful of course and we’ve always enjoyed playing at Turf since I’ve been in charge – I think every home team does.

“Our away performances have been strong considering some of the opposition we’ve been playing against recently and our fans have been fantastic away.

“We want that feeling of the away mentality in the home crowd because the away fans seem to get there and go crazy for 95 minutes and that’s been incredible to be a part of.

“We want that at home, the energy from the crowd helps the team. We get it most often and we certainly need it going forwards.”

Opponents Swansea City go into the contest having recorded their first ever league double over Manchester United.

And Dyche admits to being impressed at the job that fellow young British manager Garry Monk has done at the Liberty Stadium.

“I like the manager, I think he’s doing a very good job and he’s a young manager like myself still learning and he has an open mind about how his side should operate.

“I met him while doing some TV work last year and got on well with him.

“After a flying start to the season, they’ve remained pretty solid with their results over a long period so it’s another stern challenge.

“We know that that is every week at this level of football and we look forward to it.”

MATCH OFFICIALS



Jonathan Moss will take charge of Saturday’s clash with Swansea City. The West Yorkshire official has officiated 24 games this season, issuing 81 yellow cards and 7 red cards in the process.

Moss’s last Burnley fixture came in December when the Clarets lost 2-0 to QPR at Loftus Road.

Just three players were cautioned on that day, with former Claret Charlie Austin receiving his marching orders for a second bookable offence.

Mr Moss will be assisted P Kirkup, E Smart and fourth official M Oliver.

TICKETS



Tickets are still available for the clash with Swansea City (Category B) and can be purchased via the following options:

Visit: Turf Moor Ticket Office

Online: www.claretsstore.com

Call: 0871 221 1914 opt 1.

FANZONE



Don’t forget the Fanzone will be open from midday this weekend and as usual, there is entertainment for all the family.

The fanzone which is a large marquee, is located between the Jimmy McIlroy and James Hargreaves stands. 
We also have two brand new exciting additions, the EA Sports Dugout (www.twitter.com/easportsdugout )will be here showcasing FIFA15, and we will also have the XBox Party Van (www.xboxparty.com ), so make sure you get down and showcase your skills before the big match.

CLARETS FOUNDATION

The Lottery department’s team of canvassers will be present in and around the ground before Saturday’s game against Swansea.

The primary focus of the campaign is to recruit new members into the Clarets Foundation, raising vital funds for your Club’s youth development programme through this exclusive members club set up in 2002.

Our canvassers have received comprehensive training enabling them to speak on behalf of your Club and you can be sure that they truly represent Burnley Football Club as each canvasser has been provided with an official ID badge signed by Barry Kilby, a Clarets Foundation sign-up form and other official promotional material!

CATERING

Vegetable and Ham Broth will be served in the Jimmy McIlroy Stand tomorrow and will be priced at £2 per cup.



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