Dy­che look­ing for Burn­ley re­sponse

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

FOOT­BALL: Burn­ley man­ager Sean Dy­che has urged his play­ers to re­dis­cover their fight­ing spirit in the scrap for Premier League sur­vival.

With just one point from their last six matches, fol­low­ing a 2-0 de­feat at Crys­tal Palace on Satur­day, only Ful­ham be­gan the day be­low Burn­ley in the divi­sion.

The Clarets fin­ished a dizzy­ing sev­enth last sea­son, but were des­per­ately out of sorts against a Palace side, who un­til Satur­day’s fix­ture, had failed to score a sin­gle goal at home from open play this term.

“We are in that strange po­si­tion where the eye of the tiger has gone a lit­tle bit,” Dy­che said. “Last year every­one was on it, all of the time, and we showed no fear.

“We looked peo­ple in the eye and said, ‘you had bet­ter be ready, be­cause we are’.

“These play­ers have worked hard to achieve and play at this level. So, now it’s about tak­ing it on, and I think there’s a fight in there.

“No­body gives you any­thing in foot­ball and we’ve earned this right, and you have to earn it again when peo­ple are knock­ing you. That’s the big­gest time to get those gloves on and say, ‘bring it on’.”

Burn­ley’s task is set to get even tougher with the visit of Liver­pool to Turf Moor on Wed­nes­day be­fore matches against Tot­ten­ham and Arse­nal to come later in De­cem­ber.

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