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Dyche: "It's A Great Game For All Concerned"

21 July 2015

Boss on his friendship with Mark Warburton and what he expects from his side tonight.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche says the friendly against Rangers tonight at Ibrox will be a ‘great game for all concerned’.

Dyche worked closely with his managerial counterpart Mark Warburton at Watford and still has a close personal relationship with him.

The friendly comes following a workout against Accrington Stanley and with Rangers just a few days away from starting their competitive season in the Petrofac Training Cup, it promises to offer a stern test.

“The game was in process anyway, but then Mark Warburton got the job and he is a very good friend of mine and obviously we wish him well up there.

“Originally the game might have been behind closed doors, but they agreed to open it to fans, so it will be a great game for all concerned.

“It’s a great venue and they are still a massive club, so we look forward to it.”

As work towards the opening day of the season against Leeds United continues, Dyche outlined what he is expecting from his players in the next pre-season instalment.
Dyche added: “I think on Tuesday we will be looking for a bit more sharpness and tactical understanding from the players.

“We’ll be speaking to them about that before the game by showing them some clips form Saturday and giving them reminders; particularly the young players.

“It’s important they understand the journey, if they are to make it into the first team. But even with the more mature players, we’ll be looking for them to tidy things up with each game that comes.

“Accrington was the last game that you put purely down to fitness and it builds now in stages.”

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