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Dyche: We're On The Right Lines

12 September 2015

Sean Dyche oversaw his 50th win as Burnley boss and declared; we’re on the right lines.

The Clarets boss hit the milestone as goals from David Jones, Matt Taylor and home debutant Andre Gray saw off a spirited Wednesday side.

And Dyche insisted his squad have the ability to step it up and make a real mark on the Championship.

He said: “That’s three wins on the trot and that’s not easy to do at this level, so it’s a tough one for me.

“There are good signs, the group are finding their way and it’s a team that’s still forming.

“I don’t want to be hypercritical, but I’ve said to the players there’s still more to come and hard work to do on the training field.

“Not for one minute do I think we are the real deal, but I think we can mature and grow into something that could possibly challenge to be that.

“But we aren’t at the moment. I know there’s more to come from these players, but at the moment we are intact.

“The team framework is good, the energy levels are terrific and the one thing we have to do better is dominate the ball more and use it wisely.

“It’s just tying it together now. Rouwen, Chris Long and the players coming back are looking fitter and Andre has different weaponry than the past players we’ve had.”

Gray capped a fine home debut with the crucial third in stoppage time, chasing down an attempted clearance and coolly finishing off the Owls.

Earlier, dangerman Atdhe Nuhiu and sidekick Fernando Forestieri has threatened to derail Burnley’s building momentum.

David Jones opens the scoring

Dyche added: “Andre ran hard and got his rewards by the way, because that rawness he has, to chase down lost causes, is a vital weapon

“There’s good signs, but they are only signs and we need to be more fluid with the ball and open up teams more.

“They came with a good weapon in Nuhiu today. He was a handful and they played it up to him quickly and got their technicians in and around him.

“I think they will mould into a good side because they have brought in so many options. We knew we had to be aware of that and in the first half I didn’t think there was a lot in it.

“For 20 minutes after half time I thought they were very good. They put us under a lot of pressure and we couldn’t find a pass.

“I thought our two centre halves, along with the full backs, stuck to their task and Tom Heaton, weirdly, has hardly had a save to make.

“But slowly and surely the tide began to turn and I am really pleased.”

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