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All eyes on Watford as Clarets bid to stay on a roll

15 January 2019

The Clarets are building up towards Saturday’s trip to Watford and their bid to make it four successive Premier League wins.

Sean Dyche’s men were busy at Barnfield on Tuesday, along with the presence of the media for their monthly allocated filming slot.

Club photographer Andy Ford was among them to capture the players’ warm-up routines.

Most of the first-team squad were out on the grass, although Nick Pope, Steven Defour and Stephen Ward were on post-match recovery duties after playing for the U23s on Monday.

The trio helped the Clarets beat Fleetwood Town 1-0 in the Lancashire FA Senior Cup.

And boss Steve Stone was delighted with their contribution.

He said: “Popey came for crosses and was excellent. You always get that and it takes a lot of pressure off you.

Birthday boy Ben Gibson is 26 today

“Steven Defour played some really good stuff in tight areas and helped the team in terms of the passing.

“He understands where the space is on the pitch, hits long and short passes and knows the game.

“He’s really good for our lads alongside him and even though he doesn’t speak as much as Stephen, by doing what he does they learn, where Wardy is vocal and pushing and pulling people into the right areas.

“He’s demanding of the lads and that’s what first team is all about.”

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