Bloomfield Road

Next Game

Blackpool v Burnley

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Deepdale

Last Game

Preston 2 - 1 Burnley

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Dyche: Things will get tougher

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes life in the Championship will only get tougher for his side next season.

Last Updated: 04/05/13 at 17:38 Post Comment

Sean Dyche: Predicting tough times for Burnley

Sean Dyche: Predicting tough times for Burnley

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The Clarets ended their season on a winning note as Junior Stanislas and Martin Paterson sealed a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town at Turf Moor.

But with top scorer Charlie Austin attracting interest from potential suitors and the money gap between the Premier League and the Championship growing even larger, Dyche accepts they will have to punch above their weight again to succeed next term.

"The answer is 11th in the league in arguably the toughest ever Championship, certainly in my lifetime - that's an achievement in itself," he said.

"We are having to transition contracts slightly differently but still be effective enough to get people to stay and want to stay.

"Next season will be even tougher. The teams coming down will be even more cash rich and our neighbours will all be cash rich.

"But like Burnley do historically, we'll punch above our weight and come together as a community and a team - that one-club mentality is vital.

"We're not in a position where we can just throw money around and get anyone we want.

"The alignment of availability meeting the financial model of the club, meeting the player wanting to come here is important to us.

"Questions about incoming money from transfers and reinvestment are for the board - but Charlie hasn't gone anywhere yet."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Diego Costa gets two assists Chelsea's 3-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem

Diego Costa grabbed two assists as Chelsea beat Vitesse Arnhem 3-1 on Wednesday

Women's football: Natasha Dowie says Fara Williams can earn 200 caps

Fara Williams has enough ability to earn 200 caps for England, according to Liverpool Ladies team-mate Natasha Dowie

Women's football: Dunia Susi and Rachel Brown-Finnis out of England's game with Sweden

England Women’s boss Mark Sampson has been hit by two withdrawals from his squad ahead of Sunday's game against Sweden

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property