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Dyche 'Feeling Good'

18 January 2019

Sean Dyche has hailed Burnley’s mentality to put behind them their frustrating start to the season.

Three straight Premier League wins send the Clarets to Watford on Saturday with a renewed spring in their step.

And Dyche urged his side to continue their good form as they look to extend the gap over the bottom three sides.

The gaffer said: “The feelgood factor in the squad has stayed pretty strong during an up and down season, but of course wins enhance it. 

“At the end of the day, you are a professional and you work all week to get that win and play your part in it.

“I’ve been really pleased with that mentality, especially after all the demands we’ve had, through injuries or suspensions.

“Everyone has been focused on doing whatever they have to get a result and the wins have brought a bigger clarity.”

Dyche, who again expects to be without Johann Berg Gudmundsson for the Vicarage Road clash, added: “I said a few months ago that you are never as far away as you think.

“In the early part of the season we didn’t do enough to get more than we got.

“Recently, we have - and statistically, all the performances have come together to show we’ve earned our rewards.

“In a tight game now, we have the resilience, energy and demand back to give us the platform to pick up points.

“Fulham was a classic example of that, but we are not taking anything for granted.”

Saturday’s opponents, Watford, bounced back to winning ways last time out with a first win in four, away at Crystal Palace.

That followed just two wins in their previous 11 league games, stretching back to last October.

However, Javier Gracia’s side remain handily placed in seventh place.

Dyche added: “Watford have been up and down at times, but they ae still a good side who can also be a potent one.

“The fact they are a little bit like that is probably similar to everyone outside the top six.

“Most (teams) can have a great performance and win followed by a below-par performance and a defeat.

“It’s how many times you can put it together to get those points on the board.

“As I said, we are beginning to get back to that level of consistent performance now and that’s all you can hope for.

“We know we are still climbing back to what we want to be, but it has to continue.”

 


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