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Dyche takes heart from loss

Burnley manager Sean Dyche felt his side were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

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Sean Dyche: Was critical of the Blackpool pitch

Sean Dyche: Was critical of the Blackpool pitch

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The Seasiders leap-frogged their visitors in the middle of the Championship table courtesy of Ludovic Sylvestre's stunning strike shortly before the hour mark - but Dyche insisted the game could have gone either way on a poor pitch.

He said afterwards: "On that surface it was either probably going to end up as a mistake from someone or a quality finish.

"It was a tight affair. They had the better fist of it the first 25 minutes but I actually thought they managed to play on that surface.

"We had pockets of it as the half went on, their keeper made a brilliant save against Wallace which is the best I've seen for quite some time.

"(In the) second half the quality softened because of the pitch - which is the worst I've ever seen in my career and I've played on some bad ones, I can assure you.

"I'm absolutely sure Paul Ince wants to play on a better surface than that but it is what it is - there are no excuses, I want to make that clear."

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