Dyche hails his Clarets as they make their point

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

SEAN Dyche once again paid tribute to the character of his Burnley side after they came from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Watford on Saturday.

The injury-hit Clarets were on the verge of consecutive defeats for the first time this season as they trailed to a Troy Deeney goal, but Scott Arfield’s smart finish levelled the match four minutes from time.

The result strengthened Burnley’s promotion chances, with QPR and Derby both losing.

“It was a moment of real quality from Scott to make sure we got a point out of the game after they scored a deflected goal, which sometimes happens,” Dyche said.

“To respond how we did, we’ve done it many times this season and the mentality of the players yet again and the quality of the play was terrific.

“Watford had been on good form at home, they’d won five and drawn one so we weren’t thinking that it was going to be a walk in the park.

“We’ve had a few challenges with players missing but I thought the lads’ mentality to deliver a performance was excellent.

“It seemed like we had a lot of the ball and we used it wisely. They seemed to pack the box with bodies and that can be very difficult to break down.

“I felt that over the game we could tire them out and our lads don’t tire, they just keep going.

“The minimum we deserved was to get something from the game.”

Arfield has now netted eight goals this season and was used in a role just off lone striker Ashley Barnes on Saturday, with Danny Ings and Sam Vokes injured “Scott has got quality, at times that quality can be underestimated,” Dyche said.

“I didn’t think it was one of his better performances but he’s got that mentality to continue to play for the team.

“We know he’s got goals in him, he’s shown that this season, and that’s why he played where he did.”

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10:05am Mon 7 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Agreed Mr D. Personally I had almost written off Saturday's game and expected to be six points ahead of QPR going into the Barnsley game, but this side never knows when it is beaten and has a winning mentality.

That is why we will be a Premier League club next season.
Agreed Mr D. Personally I had almost written off Saturday's game and expected to be six points ahead of QPR going into the Barnsley game, but this side never knows when it is beaten and has a winning mentality. That is why we will be a Premier League club next season. Champagne plus charlie
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1:29pm Mon 7 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

Sean Dyche is a genius..............
.end of.
Sean Dyche is a genius.............. .end of. FCBurnley
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1:34pm Mon 7 Apr 14

houseclaret says...

This was the proverbial "massive point" (a term I hate really) but in this case it was. Given the other results it was a brilliant result, especially considering being without our 4 most influential players. Our small squad is holding up rather well I think.
I know Sean the Man only likes to take one game at a time but to think it could be all over by Saturday tea-time is amazing. I thought Coyle was the best thing to happen to Burnley in all my time watching them (and despite everything we DO have a lot to thank him for) but he doesn't hold a candle to the bold Mr Dyche. Carry on the good work tomorrow and maybe, just maybe, Rovers will do us a favour.
Nice to see a Rovers-free Burnley section for once (apologies to the ones who make decent comments), I suppose there is nothing only bile and jealousy they can throw at us now, nothing else can touch us.
This was the proverbial "massive point" (a term I hate really) but in this case it was. Given the other results it was a brilliant result, especially considering being without our 4 most influential players. Our small squad is holding up rather well I think. I know Sean the Man only likes to take one game at a time but to think it could be all over by Saturday tea-time is amazing. I thought Coyle was the best thing to happen to Burnley in all my time watching them (and despite everything we DO have a lot to thank him for) but he doesn't hold a candle to the bold Mr Dyche. Carry on the good work tomorrow and maybe, just maybe, Rovers will do us a favour. Nice to see a Rovers-free Burnley section for once (apologies to the ones who make decent comments), I suppose there is nothing only bile and jealousy they can throw at us now, nothing else can touch us. houseclaret
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1:37pm Mon 7 Apr 14

houseclaret says...

Oh, and I forgot to say on the Rovers front, don't bother with the history lessons from the Jack Walker days, it is just that, history. Football, as in life, is about now and about now you don't amount to very much do you.
Oh, and I forgot to say on the Rovers front, don't bother with the history lessons from the Jack Walker days, it is just that, history. Football, as in life, is about now and about now you don't amount to very much do you. houseclaret
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