BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche has no fears that derby victory over Blackburn Rovers will distract his players ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Birmingham City.

The Clarets secured their first win over East Lancashire rivals Blackburn in 35 years on Sunday, as Danny Ings’ winner gave them a 2-1 victory at Ewood Park.

But they go right back into Championship action tomorrow night at Birmingham, knowing that they need to keep up their current form as they go for automatic promotion.

Dyche has no concerns that his players will get carried away by their win at Ewood.

“There’s a real professional feel about the group, we’ve built that over the time we’ve been here,” he said.

“They know the responsibilities themselves as individuals, I’m sure of that.

“But I wanted them to enjoy the occasion on Sunday because it was an historic moment and that’s of value to everyone concerned with Burnley Football Club, especially the players.

“It was three points on the board – an important three points for many different reasons, the main one being the derby.

“But we go again on Wednesday.”

Burnley now sit eight points clear in second place, although Derby could cut that gap to five if they win at home to Bolton Wanderers tonight.

Dyche hopes his players continue to keep calm heads in the final 12 games of the season.

"I said to the players before Sunday’s game, 'Body on fire, head in the fridge',” Dyche revealed.

“That's how it has to be sometimes. I thought there was a calmness.

"We went 1-0 down, didn't see any panic, kept trying to shift the ball and kept trying to play.

"We know what we're about, the players have been delivering it day in, day out in training.

"It's a valuable thing when the whistle blows and you're ready to deliver, and they delivered again on Sunday.”

The Burnley boss was also pleased with the impact that substitutes Ashley Barnes and Ross Wallace made on Sunday, with the latter having a hand in both Burnley goals.

He said: "I take great value in the fact people come off the bench and make a difference. We've had it all season.

"I said to the lads at half time they'd actually got more freedom than they had before the game because at 1-0 down the expectation changes.

"I said we were staying on the front foot and playing with energy, playing from our shape, and whoever's on that pitch we're going to affect the game.

"I thought they delivered that very well in the second half, got the two goals - a very brave header from Shacks after a great ball in from Ross Wallace.

"Ingsy was effervescent, he never stopped. There was a bit of fortune in it but he deserved his goal.”