Sean Dyche plays down Burnley’s European hopes


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Sean Dyche has been quick to play down Burnley’s hopes of securing a place in the Europa League for next season.

The Clarets are enjoying a fabulous season in the Premier League and Saturday’s 2-1 away victory over West Brom helped consolidate their seventh-place standing in the division.

If Burnley were to finish seventh then that could be enough to secure them European football for the first time since 1967, although Dyche remains guarded on their chances.

Speaking after the victory over West Brom, Dyche said: “You’ve got to be careful what you wish for.

I’m very proud of what the players are achieving. We’re a constant work in progress and we’re definitely not the real deal.

“Most people who know me know I never get too high or too low, as I know the realities of the industry so I choose not to get carried away.”

Dyche is determined for Burnley to end the season strongly after their victory over the Baggies extended their winning run to three-straight matches.

“We’re really pleased,” he added. “It’s another big win and we want to be as strong as we can going into the final games of the season.”

Next up for Burnley is a trip to Vicarage Road to take on Watford in the Premier League on Saturday and they are priced at 3.20 to win that match, while the Hornets are available at 2.30 and the draw is on offer at 3.30.

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