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Dyche: We Want Folklore

8 April 2016

Sean Dyche has urged his players to become part of Clarets folklore ahead of their game against Leeds.

The Burnley boss hailed the efforts of his players on their three-month, 17-game unbeaten run - the club’s longest in 34 years - which has put them in pole position at the top of the Championship.

 

And with six games remaining, Dyche believes a repeat of the promotion two years ago would be a marvellous feat.

Dyche said: “It’s 11 wins, six draws, 33 goals and only 10 conceded in the run and I’m proud of that.

“There’s a lot of good news coming through the club at the minute and a lot to celebrate for ourselves and the fans.

“However, we only reflect on it as a journey to where we are now. It’s important we continue with that strong mentality and quality we’re showing.

“The best run in 34 years is another marker in history and I think it’s an amazing achievement in the modern game and at this level of competition, but we want to be folklore.

“We want to be part of the magic number of teams who have come down from the Premier League and got straight back up there. That’s our main drive and our main thirst.”



Striker Sam Vokes goes into Saturday’s Turf Moor clash against his former club having been honoured with the Sky Bet Player of the Month award for March, after notching up four goals in four games.

And Dyche paid tribute to the in-form Clarets’ goalscorer.

He added: “Sam’s been terrific all season and it’s fantastic for him to be recognised. It was a disappointing time for him when he got injured two years ago, having been such an influence.



“I told him to make Turf Moor his home and ‘be the man’ when he came back, and he’s done that in abundance.

“People say he’s just a target man, but he’s much more than that; both scoring and helping out his team-mates with his all round play.

"We’re top of the goal scoring charts for a reason and ‘Vokesy’ is a big part of that.”

After coming through another tough test with another point on Tuesday night against Cardiff City, Dyche also reflected on how far the Clarets have come since their last-gasp opening day draw at Leeds.



He said: “We’ve morphed into a strong side. It wasn’t that we weren’t originally, its more that we’ve changed personnel and now there is a different dimension to the way the team operates.

"Leeds have had their fair share of ups and downs, both on and off the pitch, but we don’t concern ourselves with their world.

"Our main thought is not to worry about everyone else; that’s for everyone else to throw around, the pundits and the press men.

“Our only thought is to take care of our business. We’re not happy to cut someone else’s lawn, we’d rather cut our own!”
 
If you can’t make it to Turf Moor tomorrow, Clarets Player has full uninterrupted commentary of the Roses clash, from 12.15pm. CLICK HERE for details.


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