Burnley News: Dyche underlines Premier League priority

1 year ago

In the latest Burnley news, boss Sean Dyche insists the Premier League is his side’s priority and they have already moved on from their midweek Carabao Cup defeat.

The Clarets were dumped out of the cup at the third-round stage after losing 2-1 to League One outfit Burton Albion on Tuesday, with the result being made worse as they had led heading into the final 30 minutes of the contest.

It is the second cup competition that Burnley have been eliminated from this season, as they were dumped out of the Europa League during the qualifying stages, but Dyche insists he has already moved on from both disappointments.

“You want to win those games but, when they are done, they are done – they are parked very quickly,” Dyche told reporters.

The 47-year-old admits the Premier League is Burnley’s number one priority and they will be hoping last weekend’s 4-0 victory over Bournemouth can help inspire them to a good run of form in the top-flight.

Dyche added: “It is parked very quickly and we have got to move on, because the Premier League is where everyone wants to be and we certainly want to challenge in the Premier League. That is the main focus.”

Next up for Burnley is a trip to the Cardiff City Stadium to take on a Cardiff side that are below them in the standings and still awaiting their first win since returning to the top flight.

Dyche has sympathy for Cardiff’s struggles, but that is not going to stop his side from trying to pile on the misery in Sunday’s clash.

“Cardiff have had a tough start – partly from the realities of the fixtures, partly because it is a tough league,” Dyche continued. “We have been through that ourselves. The main thing is to focus on what we do.”

Burnley have failed to win any of their last 13 meetings with Cardiff, a run that dates back to 2007, but they are priced at 2/1 with bet365 to secure all three points on Sunday.