Dyche relishing Burnley run of four straight away games despite recent record

23 February 2017 03:54

Sean Dyche is relishing Burnley's run of four successive away games - despite the fact they are yet to win on their travels all season.

Having taken only one point from their previous 11 Premier League matches away from Turf Moor, the Clarets have upcoming fixtures at Hull, Swansea, Liverpool and Sunderland before they return to east Lancashire action in April.

Should their current poor travelling form continue, Dyche's mid-table outfit may find themselves sucked back into the relegation mire by the time they host Tottenham on April Fools' Day.

Yet Burnley's boss holds no fears about life on the road before then because he believes that, even with games against strugglers like Hull, Swansea and Sunderland on the calendar, it will be those hosts who will be expected to deliver.

"I think it's brilliant for us because the timing's magnificent," Dyche claimed.

"The teams on the opposite side, they are expected (to win) now, we're not because everyone looks at the form book and goes, 'Well it's going to be hard for them to win away because they haven't won any away'.

"Expectancy grows on the team you're playing now. It's a completely different thing now, going away.

"Our main thing is to get things, we've got to get what we want, we can't just let it happen. Statistics work in your favour over a season and mindset works in your favour because the pressure is on the opposition.

"Their fans will all be saying, 'You've got to beat Burnley because they can't win away. For us, it's about delivering a performance and see what you get, we're open minded."

Source: PA