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Dyche: We're Mentally Ready For Anyone

16 October 2015

Sean Dyche insists Burnley will not take anything for granted in this weekend’s Championship clash at Turf Moor.

The Clarets are favourites to maintain their good recent run of form against a Trotters side with just one win all season.

But after the shock of losing at home to Reading last time out, Dyche believes Burnley’s strong belief can get them back to winning ways.

He said: “We never take anything for granted and I certainly don't. Neither do the players and neither should the fans - and I'm sure they don't.

“You can't treat anyone lightly in any division. There's a lot of respect for each different club, even in the big derby down the road, and there's still that underlying respect of people and what it stands for.

“With Bolton, it's no different. They've had a tough start but I've seen some of their performances and I think some of their performances have been decent.

“I like Neil Lennon. He's a really honest guy and I know he's working hard with his players to get things better.

“But I think we're aware of the change in mindset from last season to this season.

“We are getting more and more used to it and we are adapting to it. That difference in the perception of what we should be, what we can be and what we're doing, and I think the players are getting more in tune with that.

“We have been through this a few times and the fact is you have to be ready for that next game and we made a real strong marker that we are.”


Burnley can go second in the Championship with a fourth home win of the season, following a consistent run of five wins and a draw in the last seven games.

And having had two weeks to reflect on a second win on the road – at Rotherham – Dyche is raring to go again on home turf.

He added: “It's not just the Rotherham result. Five wins and a draw out of seven games gives a good feel to everything we're trying to do again.

“The two centre forwards getting two goals is always a good thing, for them and for us.”

Dyche has a virtually full-strength squad to choose from for the visit of the Trotters, other than long-term injury victims Ashley Barnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Midfielder Fredrik Ulvestad returned to the bench at The New York Stadium, while Dean Marney continues to train with the first team as he closes in on his return.

Dyche said: “We are looking forward to having everyone available, with the slightly longer one in ‘Deano’ getting back to full fitness.

Freddie has done really well. He's nice and fit, and his ankle's looking strong, so we are more or less getting back to what we think we should be as a group.”

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