Burnley coach Sean Dyche upbeat despite cup exit


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Burnley coach Sean Dyche says his side have had a superb start to the new season despite exiting the Carabao Cup at the hands of Leeds United.

The Clarets currently sit seventh in the Premier League table, after wins over Chelsea and Crystal Palace so far.

Dyche’s side have continued to grow this season, despite losing centre-back Michael Keane to Everton earlier in the summer.

Tuesday’s defeat to Leeds was the second time Burnley have lost this season and Dyche admits they must move on quickly and continue with the same positive mindset.

He told reporters: “We’ve had a really solid start and there have been some good performances and in some, we’ve had to tough it out.

“We probably know we have to do that over the season anyway – that’s not new to us, but there are still new things to work on.

“But the benefit of getting the points on the board is that it relaxes everyone outside of you.

Your players believe slightly more, your fans believe more but there are no guarantees and it doesn’t mean you’re going to win the next one.

“Therefore, we know we need to be right on top of our game starting at Huddersfield on Saturday and that’s what we are going to look to do.”

Burnley are the 2.20 favourites to beat Town this weekend, with the draw 3.25, while the Terries are priced at 3.60. New signing Anders Lindegaard will be competing for a start after he joined the club on a free transfer this week.

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