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Dyche Hails His Six-Shooters

30 July 2019

Seen Dyche was delighted with the sharpness of his players as they put French Ligue One side Nice to the sword at Turf Moor.

The Clarets ran out 6-1 winners, courtesy of a Chris Wood hat-trick, and further goals form Jeff Hendrick, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Jay Rodriguez.

And the Burnley boss feels his players are benefiting from a meticulously planned pre-season.

Dyche, whose side round off their warm-up games with another home game against Parma at the weekend, said: “It was a very pleasing night.

“Putting the scoreline to one side, I thought the attention to detail, the shape, the energy and the quality were all excellent.

“Those are the things you are after and the over-riding thing is the players are looking fit and sharp and that was on show as well.

“There is definitely a good feel and a really competitive edge about the group and we want that to continue, so I must look at that for the weekend because you want that hunger going into the last week.

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“We have worked the squad hard right up to these games and we’ve just come off that this week, so it’s interesting to see the fitness levels when they have more energy and they looked really sharp.”

Dyche, whose side were particularly slick in a first half where they scored four times, added: “I’ve always said I want it to mix our play.

“Last season was tough and we had to really grind and force ourselves into a position where we could still be in the Premier League.

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“They are great habits, by the way, but we want to play a mixed style and effect teams in different ways and I thought we did that really, really well tonight.

“We had chances to score more and kept the back door relatively well locked.

“There were a lot of really strong performances and people coming off the bench affected the game as well.

“The good thing is we have a really good, competitive squad and the way we have balanced their minutes allows us to look at options.”

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