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Dyche: We Won't Get Carried Away

15 September 2015

Sean Dyche says his side are not getting carried away with their current form, as attentions turn to MK Dons tonight.

The Clarets clocked up an impressive third win in a row, despite the Clarets boss’ admission that they have not hit top gear.

And as newly-promoted MK Dons prepare for their first ever league trip to Turf Moor, Dyche is taking nothing for granted.

“It’s a marathon not a sprint in the Championship season. We’re really pleased with the results obviously and the wins recently but it’s equally fair to say we weren’t broken when we lost at Ipswich.

“There has to be a reality to it. The team is still forming and again there is no spin to that. Whatever I say people might try and say you’re just playing that down, I’m not at all.

“We’ve got a group that has changed and we’re having to flex it, work with it and we think there is a good demand in it.

“There is just those nuances and things that need changing to make it work as smoothly as possible but with three wins on the spin there are good signs.

“Over time Burnley supporters have come to know how I work, how my staff work and how the team work.

“They know that we remain grounded about what we’ve got to do to continue winning.

“It’s not about not enjoying it because we do, but it’s about balancing that feeling against the fact there is another game just around the corner.”

A victory against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend added to growing momentum and Dyche was delighted with his side’s resilience.

The Clarets stood firm in the face of second-half pressure from Carlos Carvalhal’s men before goals from Matt Taylor and Andre Gray secured maximum points.

He added: “The thing I was really pleased about was the mentality as it’s hard to dominate total games. When they had a better spell, we were very resolute and strong.

“As the game went on, we grew stronger and stronger and took all three points.

“The confidence grows and Turf Moor becomes a harder place again because the next team in think ‘they’ve just won three on the trot’.

“But we have to be reality-bound and know the next team aren’t going to worry about that. They’re going to come here and try to take a scalp so we’ve got to be ready.

“MK Dons will want to lay down a marker. They’ve had a tough couple of games in their last two games but they started off the season nice and bright.

“They want to come and produce but we’ve still got that mentality, that clear-minded focus that we have to perform.

“It’s our job to not only stop them but to deliver our performance in order to win.”

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