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Paul Dickov on Burnley Game

24 March 2014

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The manager talks about the Burnley game

We are really pleased that we not only got three points from Saturday but also got through the game without any injury problems. Paul Quinn took a knock but will be right for the game at Burnley and both Chris Brown and Mark Duffy, who had a bug last week got through the game and will also be right for tomorrow.


We know this will be a tough game against a side who are one of the best sides in the Championship. With winning Saturday we can go into this game with a bit of freedom because most pundits will have said we won’t be expected to get any points there. We have showed both home and away this season that against the better sides we have performed well and have matched them without sometimes getting the results we deserved. When we went to Wigan we showed that against the better clubs we can match them and came away with a creditable draw.


The team are full of confidence at the moment but know they cannot take their foot off the peddle as although we are eight points clear, it has happened before and you can easily get sucked back down into the relegation zone. There are six points to play for this week so we need to keep focus. The players have given me the reaction I asked for on the training field, which has carried over to the matches, which the lads have to take a lot of credit for.  We have looked at bringing in loan players to add depth to the squad with these last few games coming think and fast. I had hoped to bring two in last week but problems at their teams, meant that their parent clubs wanted to hang on to them. I will keep looking, as we need cover.


Sean Dyche has got his side well organised and has put together a side that are experienced and good footballers. They are up there and unbeaten at home, which is fantastic at this level. I want my players to go to their patch and show what they can do against one of the best sides. We have only one away win and they are unbeaten at home, so on paper it’s a banker home win but in this division we have seen time and time again that results can surprise you.  Where better to go and prove that you can match the best than at an unbeaten home side. When we played them at home we matched them but a penalty and an own goal lost it us but since then we have got new personnel in, so they will be looking to prove a point. The good news is that we can have an unchanged side but also have Marc De Val, Dean Furman and Theo Robinson chomping at the bit for a bit of the action.


I am sure that with a good backing as usual from our fans on the night we can match them and look to get more points on the table.

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