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Dyche: We'll Be Ready

2 October 2015

Boss Sean Dyche says the Clarets will be ready for whatever Rotherham United side they’re up against this evening.

The hosts parted company with manager Steve Evans in the week and will be under the stewardship of experienced interim manager Eric Black for the televised Sky Bet Championship clash.

While Dyche feels Black may wish to put his own stamp on the team, he is not expecting radical change from a side who are seeking a third victory in a row.

“They’re in their own mini transition where they’ve had a couple of good results but a change of manager.

“Eric Black has been around a long time and I think he’ll have his own thoughts on what he thinks is appropriate for the team and how he wishes to change it possibly before this game but I’d be surprised if it is radical change.

“We have an awareness of all of their individuals and how he puts them together is probably the thing we can’t guarantee.

“We’ll look to be ready ourselves, we always do that, we’ve made a marker of it and we’ll be ready.”

Clarets skipper Tom Heaton is in line to make his 100th appearance in all competitions for the club against the Millers.

And Friday also brought news of a third England call-up for the man Dyche brought to the club in 2013 on a free transfer from Bristol City.

Reflecting on his keeper’s call, he added: “It’s fantastic for him, he’s a team player as we know, but it’s great for him and his family of course.

“It’s great for us as a club to have a recognised England player. He’s someone who deserves it because he was fantastic at arguably the highest level of football.

“This year he has come back strong as ever and applied himself very well so we wish him should he be required at any time.

“They’ve obviously recognised what he’s about as a professional and a person and they’re all key markers from the culture we align the players with.

“I’m pleased to say he carries those out and while primarily it comes down to performances on the pitch there has to be a character in there as well.

“He’s obviously conducted himself in the right manner to continue to be recognised.”

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