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May The Force Be With Us

Boss Sean Dyche looks for combined power of Turf Moor to bear fruit

23 November 2018

Sean Dyche hopes Newcastle are made to ‘feel the force’ when the Clarets return to action at Turf Moor.

Burnley play their first home game in almost a month when they face the improving Geordies on Monday night.

And Dyche wants a collective effort on and off the pitch to help inspire a match-winning performance, which would take the Clarets above Rafa Benitez’s side in the Premier League table.  

“We’re back at Turf Moor. That’s a big thing – the feeling at Turf Moor and the feeling for the players,” said the Burnley boss.

“It doesn’t give you anything, but percentage-wise it gives you a better chance – statistically.

“Our fans will be behind the team. They were amazing at Leicester on a really tough day and played their part with respect and for the team.

“That all helps, and all goes into a combined effort, which has been a big thing for me; the combined effort of the group, the fans and the club.

“That’s a force, a force to be reckoned with, and you add that into delivering a good performance, and it gives you an increased chance of getting what you want.”

The Clarets have won just once at home in the Premier League this season after an unbeaten home campaign in the Europa League.

But prior to defeat by Chelsea in their last Turf Moor outing, Dyche’s men had built a platform of back-to-back unbeaten home games against Bournemouth and Huddersfield.

And after ending a three-match losing run with a battling 0-0 draw at Leicester City before the international break, Dyche is looking to kick on with three of the Clarets’ next four games all on their own patch.

“We’ve risen to many occasions at Turf Moor, particularly,” he added.

“We want that atmosphere from the fans, we want the atmosphere from the players.

“For the last number of weeks we have been showing signs of getting back to where we want to be.

“Now it’s about taking it on, about being at home, getting the fans behind you and taking on a performance; not waiting for it, actually being pro-active about making things happen.

“I think there have been signs of that this season, but we haven’t been as consistent as we have been in the past with delivering that.

“Now it’s about showing the signs, taking it on and being the consistent throughout the 95 or so minutes.”

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