The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Phil Jones

IF BURN­LEY fans thought this sea­son was tough man­ager Sean Dy­che has a warn­ing for them – the next one will be even harder.

Sec­ond-half goals from sub­sti­tute Ju­nior Stanis­las and Martin Pater­son earned Burn­ley the three points against Ip­swich and a top-half fin­ish with it.

Burn­ley won seven points from their fi­nal nine avail­able to climb to 11th but with the gulf be­tween football’s rich and poor grow­ing ever larger Dy­che fears clubs like Burn­ley are al­ways swim­ming against the tide.

And with the fu­ture of sought-af­ter striker Char­lie Austin un­cer­tain, the man­ager ad­mits the Clarets will re­quire pa­tience in the trans­fer mar­ket as they bid to do it all again next term.

“Next sea­son will be even tougher, the teams com­ing down will be even more cash rich and our neigh­bours will all be cash rich,” he said.

“But like Burn­ley do his­tor­i­cally, we’ll punch above our weight and come to­gether as a com­mu­nity and a team – that one-club men­tal­ity is vi­tal.

“We’re not in a po­si­tion where we can just throw money around and get any­one we want.

“The align­ment of avail­abil­ity meet­ing the fi­nan­cial model of the club, meet­ing the player want­ing to come here is im­por­tant to us.

“Ques­tions about in­com­ing money from trans­fers and rein­vest­ment are for the board – but Char­lie Austin hasn’t gone any­where yet.

“There have been a lot of ques­tions asked over the last few months and I’ve said I’ll an­swer them the best I can.

“The an­swer is 11th in the league in ar­guably the tough­est ever Cham­pi­onship, cer­tainly in my life­time – that’s an achieve­ment in it­self.”

Danny Ings al­most woke the crowd from their slum­ber in the 24th minute, turn­ing neatly in mid­field but fir­ing over from 25 yards.

And Burn­ley had cap­tain Ja­son Shack­ell to thank for a fine tackle to deny Daryl Mur­phy a clear chance in the box min­utes later.

Mur­phy tested Lee Grant for the first time in the 57th minute but his header was straight at the keeper.

And Burn­ley coun­tered with Pater­son try­ing his luck from 20 yards but Scott Loach saved com­fort­ably.

Sub­sti­tute Stanis­las sent the home crowd into rap­tures on the hour though, un­leash­ing a fierce 25-yard drive into the top left cor­ner.

The goal brought Burn­ley to life and mo­ments later Loach was forced to palm away Pater­son’s cross be­fore sav­ing Ings’ header.

Shots were fly­ing in from long range and sub­sti­tute Jack Mar­riott forced Grant to save on his Ip­swich de­but with ten min­utes to play.

But Pater­son put the gloss on Burn­ley’s win, flick­ing Vokes’ header past Loach from close range with two min­utes re­main­ing.

Ip­swich boss Mick McCarthy handed de­buts to two youth grad­u­ates and claimed his side found it dif­fi­cult to mo­ti­vate them­selves af­ter achiev­ing Cham­pi­onship safety.

“I’m not re­ally both­ered about the game, our fans will un­der­stand the team I played,” he said.

“It gave me the op­por­tu­nity to have a look at one or two and I’m glad noth­ing was rest­ing on it – we were wor­thy of a draw but it didn’t hap­pen.

“I feel for all the good peo­ple I know that work at Wolves, from the clean­ers to the cooks, ground staff and coach­ing staff.

“But I am the man­ager of Ip­swich, I am loving my job, I love what I do.”

PIC­TURES: Phil Hey­wood

OPENER: Ju­nior Stanis­las cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing the first Burn­ley goal

AL­WAYS RIS­ING: Pa­trick Kis­norbo heads over as Ip­swich press for a first half goal

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