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Dyche: Clarets Are In A Strong Position

1 April 2016

Sean Dyche believes his side are in a “very strong position” as they travel to second place Brighton for a vital top of the table clash.

The Clarets are aiming to extend their four point gap over the hosts when they visit the AMEX Stadium, with only eight games remaining.

The gaffer insists his players are focused on controlling their own destiny, as they look to extend their unbeaten league run to 16 league games.

Dyche said: “There are other teams who want the piece of glory that comes with promotion to the Premier League, but we are in good shape, mentally and physically and the players know what they are doing.

“Now it’s about taking that on in the final games. We want to take them on and grip the games and make sure we take care of our own business without worrying about others.

“At the turn of the year we were sitting fifth or sixth, but now we have changed all that around and we sit top. That wasn’t just from beating teams around you.

“That’s from beating as many teams as you can, but of course if you can beat those around you it is very helpful.
 
“It does come down to the fact though that it’s just another game and we have to keep our focus.



“It’s not the be all and end all because it’s just one game, but make no mistake we are in good shape and we are looking to win, without a shadow of doubt.”

As the Clarets head to the South coast in a great position on the field, they also do so off it, having announced a record £30.1 million net profit this week.

Dyche added: “They certainly make interesting reading compared to the accounts when I arrived.

“They are great numbers, make no mistake, and there’s a lot of hard work being done in and around the club and all that costs money.”

“I understand that and I get it. It’s frustrating at times because, as a manager, I want all the resources I can to make us competitive on the pitch and give us that extra edge.

“But there is that balance to be found and I am pleased that mostly we’ve found that. It’s a very healthy situation for a club like Burnley to be in.

“Of course, we wanted to stay in the Premier League and we are looking to achieve that again – and what a magical story it would be were we to achieve it.

“However, it’s nice to know that behind that, we have a very healthy club and the reality is there’s a whole brighter future for this football club moving on.”


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