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Dyche Eyes Return To Winning Ways

9 February 2018

Sean Dyche feels that Burnley’s recent performances are an indication that a return to winning ways is close at hand.

Twice, in subsequent games, the Clarets have showed their steely side to come from behind and earn valuable points at Newcastle and, latterly, at home to Manchester City.

And after coming through a gruelling run of fixtures still sat seventh in the Premier League – and with an injury list set to shorten in the coming weeks - the gaffer can see light at the end of a tunnel.

He said: “I’ve spoken about the squad and how important they are to us. We’ve had to remould a team, almost, with six or so regular starters out.

“Every time that changes you have work at it and I’ve been really pleased with how the team have adapted to that.

“That can take time, but other than a few quiet periods in games, we have looked like a side that is certainly very active in order to get results.

“We’ve had two good comebacks in the last two games, and two important ones going forwards.

“We know what we are trying to achieve and we have good clarity in the challenge, which is to improve on last season.

“We are going along nicely and we just get on with what’s in front of us. We want to see how many points we can put on the board and we have players coming back to full fitness and that can only help.

“It’s all about Swansea now and keep going along with that one game at a time mentality.”

The Swans are flying under new boss Carlos Carvalhal, who has lifted the Welshmen out of the relegation zone and into the fifth round of the FA Cup following a midweek 8-1 demolition of Notts County.

“They are going well and it’s often the case that a new manager goes in and there’s a response,” added Dyche.

“They’ve had that, played well in some games and had the rub of the green in others – and you need a bit of all that – but the thing we never take away is there are no easy games.

“We won’t treat them any differently to Manchester City last weekend.

“Going down to Swansea, or whoever it is, you have to play well because the Premier League is an unforgiving place.

“That’s our key and we are not a million miles away from getting our own rewards.

“We have to at least maintain performances and build on that. Three points would be perfect as we sign off for a couple of weeks and then, hopefully, we get some injuries back and on we go.”

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