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Sean Dyche: "Our players have been absolutely first class!"

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Sean Dyche was a guest on Goals on Sunday to talk about Burnley's promotion to England's top flight. Dyche guided The Clarets to their best ever start to a campaign in his first ever full season as the club manager, and confirmed their promotion last week with a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at home.

Dyche said that it was a massive win for them and that he feels that the good run of results is down to him trying his best to instil a good ethic into the players. The Ginger Mourinho - as he is known as occasionally- stated that they " believe in pressing and winning the ball quickly". It is perhaps this mentality that has resulted in Burnley losing only one out of every nine games thus far. 

The Clarets suffered a major setback at the start of the season when key striker Charlie Austin departed the club for league rivals Queens Park Rangers. The Clarets showed promise despite his absence by attaining what has been deemed as being Burnley's best ever start to a season since the club's inception in 1882.

Dyche has also been known to take an unconventional approach towards different tasks. One such example would be his issuing out of questionnaires after he took over as manager of Burnley in 2012. The 42-year-old does say that he had done so only to get a feel of things from the players' perspectives.

He feels that whilst some players feel free to raise an issue directly, others may prefer a more closed off medium such as their mobile phones. His main aim however was to ensure that his player acknowledge the fact that his door is always open.

The Englishmen does emphasise the fact that not all of the credit goes down to him. The Burnley manager expressed his gratitude towards his players by saying that the "players are the key". Burnley will be looking to acquire more key players in the summer transfer window with Dyche stating: " We will have to make sure that we are fighting in the right market for the right player". The former centre-back also stressed how important his back room staff were in his endeavours this season. 

Burnley are looking forward to the 2014/15 season of the Premier League after gaining promotion. The Turf Moor outfit have secured their place with one more game to go and an eight point lead above the play-off places. Despite securing qualification, Dyche's team will be going for the win in their next game up against Reading at the Madejski Stadium: "We're ready for it. We want the three points."

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