Dyche: Burnley are ready for Preston
SEAN Dyche is looking forward to completing a full set of Lancashire hotpots tonight.
But the Capital One Cup conjured a tasty tie - a home draw with League One Preston North End.
“It's a good game for fans and players alike, a cup game with both parties wanting to go through so it makes for a good tie.
“I was there for their game against Blackpool in the last round, it was a good game and a really good atmosphere,” said Dyche, who was on a scouting mission at Sixfields on Sunday to watch Preston’s 4-4 draw with Coventry.
“You look at the players they’ve got and it’s fair to say they’ve got one of the better groups, on paper that is, in the division.
“They want to go up and contest at the top of the league and I’m sure want to try to go through in the cup, so make no mistakes we’ll be ready,” added Dyche, who in the summer was linked with a move for veteran striker Kevin Davies, his former Chesterfield team-mate.
“I know Kevin Davies. I know a couple of their players, Joe Garner and Iain Hume who's been around nearly as long as me, but a very good player.
“They’ve got attacking options.
“Simon (Grayson) will have them ready, make no mistake.
“I know they played on Sunday but I don’t think that will be in his thinking. He’ll have them ready.”
Burnley saw off League Two York City in the first round of the competition, progressing comfortably in the end with a 4-0 win.
The Minstermen put up a brave fight for much of the game, however, and Dyche warned his players they will have to be on their mettle again tonight.
“There's no such thing as a banana skin in my opinion. I think it's disrespectful to other teams,” said the Burnley boss.
“People said it about Yeovil in fact.
“I'm not keen on the expression. We know the terminology exists, I'm not going overboard with it, but I just think it's a disrespectful term to most teams.
“You have to be about your business in the right manner.”
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