Burnley boss Sean Dyche has backed his side to “move forward” despite being relegated after just one season in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Clarets did all they could to prolong their top-flight status as they defeated fellow strugglers Hull City 1-0 at the KC Stadium thanks to Danny Ings’ 10th goal of the season coming on 62 minutes.
It ended a team goal drought of more than 10 hours and sealed the three points to take Burnley off the bottom of the table above QPR and on 29 points.
But wins for Sunderland, Leicester and Aston Villa and a Newcastle draw meant they are seven points from safety with only two games remaining.
Dyche felt the lack of goals played a big part in their downfall, admitting “when we have needed to take chances, make big decisions that count, we haven’t quite”.
However after thanking the fans for their unwavering support, Dyche insisted that a bright future lies ahead of the Turf Moor outfit as they prepare for Championship football next season.
“There is a real mental resilience about the players and they will have grown from this experience, as will I, as will the staff, the fans, the club – everything about the club is in a whole better place than it was,” he told Sky Sports.
“We have tried to build something, it hasn’t kept us in the division but there are great signs of a club that can move forward beyond this moment.”
Burnley are in action again next Saturday when they host Stoke in their final home game of the season at Turf Moor with the Clarets 2.50 to come out on top, the Potters are 2.88 for the win and the draw is 3.10.