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Dyche: There's More To Come

30 September 2018

Sean Dyche digested back-to-back Premier League wins and declared: there’s more to come from us!

The Clarets followed up last week’s demolition job on Bournemouth with a hard-fought win at Cardiff thanks to second half goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Premier League centurion Sam Vokes.

And Dyche gave his players immense credit for bouncing back following their testing start to the season.

“It was very important to follow-up last week’s win and the big thing is the mentality grows again,” said the gaffer.

“That’s game 14 for us this season, don’t forget, and when you compute that, you think it’s probably going to be a tricky start to the season.

“You have to find a way to get wins and points and this season has been tricky for many reasons.

“Now we’ve got another win on the board and the story changes, and we never make grandiose statements, but I think we are getting back to what I want us to be, but there’s still work that needs doing and plenty of room for improvement.

“We’ve had our challenges with two very good players injured, we worked hard in the (transfer) market and didn’t get everything we wanted, so that placed an extra demand on the players we’ve got.

“Then you have to add in the games programme, including two flights abroad and ending with a flight to London with 16 players.

“That’s not an easy task, but my job is to see through all that and still look at what we believe is right for the players.

“They deserve the most credit for me because it’s hard when you are out there, but they have performed again today in order to get a win.”

After being on the back foot in the first half, the Clarets struck first six minutes after the restart when Gudmundsson nodded home Ashley Westwood’s hanging cross at the far post,

The lads lasted just eight minutes, however, as Josh Murphy levelled with a smart finish.

But Westwood was again involved in the classy winner, clipping a ball down the left for Gudmundsson to this time turn provider for Vokes, who stooped to conquer on his 100th Premier League appearance.

Dyche added: “It was a very hard-fought win, that’s for sure. Neil (Warnock) is someone I know and respect and his teams never make it easy and we had to work hard for everything we got today.

“They were the better side in the first half and put us right out of our rhythm. We were a little bit better in the second half but the will and demand of the group was excellent today and we remained resilient in the face of the ball coming into the box from all areas.

“I’ve no problem with that, by the way, because there’s a lot of noise about the right way to play, but the right way is an effective one that can win.

“But we handled their balls intro the box very well, I thought and kept them to a minimum, and when needed Joe Hart played his part.

“We did feel, especially in the second half when we calmed down, that we could find pockets of play to be effective and I was very pleased with the two goals - and a penalty that got away from us, but we all know we don’t get them!”

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