Burnley News: Dyche wants winning finale

9 months ago

In the latest Burnley news, manager Sean Dyche is eager for his side to finish on a winning note against Bournemouth in order to reward the fans.

It has been a superb season for the Clarets and a seventh-place finish will see them play in the Europa League next term.

An 11-match winless streak earlier in the campaign failed to derail their progress and, with one game to go, the Lancashire club are only six points behind Arsenal.

Dyche has been roundly praised for the way he has moulded a winning team and lifted them from relegation candidates before a ball had been kicked into a European football club.

The former Watford chief feels the atmosphere at Turf Moor will reflect the way that the club has performed this year and he wants to send the supporters into the summer break with a good feeling.

“They’ve backed the team so I want to finish off properly,” he said. “I would imagine there will certainly be a positive atmosphere and it gives the players a chance to sign off in the correct fashion.”

Burnley are 6/5 with Paddypower to down the Cherries who can be backed at 9/4 to spoil the Burnley party on the final day of the season.

Dyche had to watch his men suffer a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Arsenal last time out in what was Arsene Wenger’s final home game in charge of the Gunners.

It was a chastening experience but one that was not totally unexpected given the circumstances in north London.

However, the manager feels his charges will be well up for the visit of Eddie Howe’s side.

“We’ve done very well all season,” he added. “There was a substantial blip last week at Arsenal. It was the first time our players had nothing to play for in that sense.

“Now there is something to play for in a different sense. Last home game. Fantastic fan base. We want to finish with a win.”