Sean Dyche upbeat despite away troubles


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Sean Dyche says Burnley’s terrible form on the road this season is not an issue and is confident an up-turn in results is not too far around the corner.

Burnley made the trip to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday looking to put a stop to a two-game losing run that had seen the club slip further towards the relegation zone.

The Clarets were unable to come away with anything from the game and went down 2-0 after first-half strikes from Republic of Ireland international Jonathan Walters and Spanish defender Marc Muniesa.

It was a fifth away defeat in six Premier league games on the road in the current campaign and the one solitary point earned at Old Trafford represents a shocking points return on their travels.

Dyche’s men have now lost their last three league matches and they are embroiled in a huge relegation scrap that includes at least nine teams at the moment.

Burnley need to pick up their away form if they are going to survive this term but the former Watford boss is not putting a huge emphasis on this area right now.

“Generally I thought we looked effective, more like what we are,” Dyche said.

“There are no guarantees you’ll get results – I’m not too worried about the idea you haven’t won away, because it’s a tough division, and look how Stoke have moved on and some of the players they’ve brought in, and the level of finance they’ve used. They’re no mugs.”

Burnley play host to Bournemouth in a crucial clash on Saturday and the home side are 3.30 to get the win, a draw is priced up the same whilst the Cherries are the 2.15 favourites.

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