SEAN Dyche does not want Burnley’s season to stop at promotion as he targets a 95-point campaign.
The Clarets secured a Premier League place with a record points return of 89, and bettered that through Saturday’s 1-0 win over Ipswich Town to bring a fitting end to their home fixtures with a 15th triumph at Turf Moor.
It brought an end to Ipswich's play-off hopes, while Reading – Burnley’s last opponents of 2013/14 – remain in contention.
But ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Madejski Stadium, Burnley boss Dyche has gone from a ‘one game at a time’ message to ‘one more win’ to cement his side’s place in the club’s history books.
“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, on the day that the Clarets honoured the 100-year anniversary of their only FA Cup win.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy had expected Burnley to be off the boil just days after securing second spot, as they looked to sneak into sixth.
But Dyche did not want promotion to become a distraction.
“Mick’s been down this road before so he’s wise enough to know that it can happen where a team don’t quite retain that edge, I’m pleased that our focus was clear.
“It’s important to show signs of what we’re about, what we’ve been about all season,” added Dyche, “My main mentality is winning is key, whatever you’re winning for.
“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.”