Sean Dyche tells Burnley to be ‘on top of their game’ against Wolves

The Clarets will be bidding for their first away win in the Premier League this season

Pa Sport Staff
Monday 29 November 2021 15:40
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Sean Dyche says Burnley’s impressive record against Wolves will count for little on Wednesday night unless his side are “on top of their game”.

The Clarets, bidding for their first away win in the Premier League this season, have lost only one of the two sides’ previous 10 encounters stretching back to 2012.

Dyche said: “Results against teams don’t guarantee you get the next one, but I think we have had a very good record against Wolves.

“We’ve mostly played well against them and we’re going to have to do that again, they’re having a decent season.”

Burnley striker Chris Wood notched a first-half hat-trick in a 4-0 win on his side’s visit to Molineux last season.

Dyche added: “We went about it in the right manner. We took the game on from the first whistle. We know we’ve got to do that.

“They’re a good outfit Wolves, they have been the last few seasons and now it seems they’ve found their feet and are having a strong season so far, so we know we’ve got to be on top of our game.”

Dyche said his players are champing at the bit after Sunday’s scheduled home game against Tottenham was postponed due to heavy snow at Turf Moor.

“There’s a fair chance that it’s the same team that we were going to put out because we like the team we thought were going to go out and play,” he said.

“We’ve trained very well today, an extra training day if you like, so we’ll be ready to play that’s for sure.”

Defender James Tarkowski and midfielder Ashley Westwood will both sit out one-game bans, with Nathan Collins and Jack Cork expected to step in. Striker Ashley Barnes (thigh) is still out.

Burnley left-back Charlie Taylor meanwhile, is targeting an improvement in his attacking stats.

The 28-year-old has yet to score since arriving at Turf Moor in 2017 and his one assist this season mirrors solitary contributions in the previous three campaigns.

“I think I need to contribute more to our goals, either assists or even scoring myself,” he said. “I’ve been here four-and-a-half years now and I’ve yet to score.

“It is something I’m definitely trying to do more, getting involved in goals and assists. The manager is always on at me on the sidelines to get forward as much as possible.

“The position of a full-back has definitely changed over the last few years, it has become the popular position to be now because of players like Andy Robertson and the world-class full-backs we have in this league now.

“It’s a position where you are hugely involved in the game in attack and you have all your defensive responsibilities as well.”

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