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Getting To Know: Burnley

16 April 2014

A Look At Friday's Opponents

The champagne is currently on ice for Burnley, as they prepare to scramble together the points required to see them over the line and ensure Premier League football next year.

Two wins from their final four matches would guarantee promotion for Sean Dyche’s side, but they may not even require that should other results go their way.

Consistency has been key for The Clarets this season, and only champions-elect Leicester City have won more games this campaign.

Eight points ahead of Derby County in third, but they’ve won just one of their last four matches with the finishing line in sight.

Dyche’s first full season in the Turf Moor hot-seat has certainly be fruitful, and by the end of the weekend they are likely to be a top flight side.

How they’re getting on…

Promotion could have been sealed last weekend, but their defeat against Middlesbrough, coupled with Derby’s win, means the job is still to be completed.

Prior to that loss they’d beaten Barnsley, before a draw with Watford the previous week.

Man in charge…

After joining in October 2012, following one season at Watford, Dyche consolidated last season with a top-half finish, and they’ve kicked on this campaign.

He boosted his options in January by bringing in Ashley Barnes, and the 42-year-old looks set to become a Premier League manager for the first time. 

Scoring the goals…

For the majority of the season Dyche had the duo of Sam Vokes and Danny Ings, whose combined total of 46 goals have put them in a strong position.

Vokes’ serious knee injury has ended his season, meaning Ings is now partnered with Barnes, who has scored twice since his January move from Brighton.

Away from home…

On the road Burnley have lost just three times in the league all season, and are into double figures for victories away from Turf Moor.

Their last defeat on the road came on Boxing Day, when they were beaten 1-0 at Middlesbrough, while they’ve also lost at Huddersfield and Brighton this season.

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