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Dyche: It's Not About Relief: It's About Belief

5 April 2017

Sean Dyche took pride in the Clarets’ record Premier League points total following the 1-0 home win over Stoke.

The hosts ended their seven-game winless streak with a hard-fought victory over Mark Hughes’ side at Turf Moor, thanks to George Boyd’s second half strike.

And Dyche now wants his side to push on and see out the season in style.

The Burnley boss said: “It’s not about relief; it’s about belief!

“I believe in what we do here and that’s a record number of points for us over the three seasons in the Premier League and we still have seven games to go.

“You have to believe in what you do as a manager and my staff and players in terms of development and how we move forward.

“It’s impossible to look at that and think we haven’t moved forward, with 35 points already on the board and seven still to play.

“Now, we have to continue that mindset and to growing as a side.

“The games are getting fewer, but we still have to battle away for every inch we can to get results.”

Boyd settled a nervy encounter with a clinical finish just before the hour mark, following excellent approach play by Jeff Hendrick.

And Burnley saw out the game comfortably to earn a 10th home win of the season.

Dyche added: “Under the lights here it’s always seems to be a vibrant atmosphere, and the team responded, so it was a good night for all.

“We had to dig deep tonight against a very experienced side. They wanted a reaction from the weekend and I thought Mark (Hughes) got that.

“The first half was a ding-dong, end-to-end affair with each team trying to stretch each other, but chances were few and far between.

“In the second half the game settled and we scored a very good goal that was certainly worthy of winning the game.

“I thought Jeff Hendrick was right back on it tonight with a great performance and it was great feet in the clarity of the moment.

“The cross came so clean to Boydy and rather than think about it he hit it cleanly and found a fine finish.

“I was so pleased with many performances tonight.”

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