Sean Dyche: 'We're in decent shape to bounce straight back,' says Burnley boss after relegation

Burnley were relegated despite beating Hull City

Tom Sheen@Tom_Sheen
Saturday 09 May 2015 18:38
Sean Dyche is on the verge of a return to the Premier League 
Sean Dyche is on the verge of a return to the Premier League 

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his team can bounce straight back to the Premier League after suffering relegation.

The Clarets were sent back down to the Championship despite beating Hull City, after Newcastle managed to pick up a point at home to West Brom.

That draw left them seven points adrift with just two games to play, leaving the Clarets with just a year-long stay in the top flight.

"I'm delighted with the way the players performed and the manner of the result," Dyche told BBC Sport.

"Statistically we knew it would be tough to stay up, but mentally the players have been terrific. To be written off so heavily from the start by so many — their resilience has been fantastic. We did what we had to do [at Hull] but we have not done it enough over the course of the season.

Danny Ings celebrates scoring in the 1-0 win

"Scoring goals has been our problem. Our shape has been good, our energy and workrate has been terrific. The players will grow from these experiences — so will I, so will the staff, so will the club. I've been proud of the players home and away, we have always tried to attack and played on the front foot. But of course relegation is disappointing.

"I believe we're in decent shape to bounce straight back. There will be definite growth in the players. I can imagine we will be competitive in the Championship next season."

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