Burnley boss Dyche targets another win
5:33pm Saturday 26th April 2014 in Sport
MANAGER Sean Dyche wants his Burnley players to cement their place in the club's history.
The Clarets had already achieved promotion with a record return of 89 points.
But after beating Ipswich Town 1-0 through Michael Kightly's third in as many games - signing off their home campaign with a 15th Championship win at Turf Moor - Dyche has told his troops he wants round off the season at Reading with 95 points.
And, on the day that Burnley honoured the 100-year anniversary of their only FA Cup win, Dyche was pleased with the way his players responded to his latest challenge just days after having their Premier League place confirmed.
“I told the group we’re part of history and we want to rubber stamp it and chisel it in stone. We want enough points on that board where people for 100 years will be saying ‘What about that team!’ and people can’t catch it," said the Burnley boss.
“It was about really laying a marker down after making history, and I thought today they really went about their business absolutely spot on.
“That’s 21 clean sheets now as well. Phenomenal.”
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy had expected Burnley to be off the boil on the back of Easter Monday's promotion celebrations, but Dyche added: “I spoke before the game, I felt it was very important to go about our business in the correct manner. I never doubted it for a second if I’m honest. I believe in the way the players work on a daily basis, I’ve mentioned it 100 times.
“My personal belief is if you do it right all of the time you don’t need to flick that switch and turn it on. I thought they were ready to go today, it was quite evident, the physicality was outstanding again.
“One big question mark for our group was could they keep playing the way they play. Yes was the answer."
Burnley were presented with the Championship runners-up trophy and individual player medals after the game.
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