The Valley

Next Game

Charlton v Bolton

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

B'mouth 1 - 0 Charlton

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Dyche happy to have options

Manager Sean Dyche believes the strength in depth of his striking options will be crucial to Burnley's promotion bid after they won 3-0 win against Charlton at The Valley.

Last Updated: 23/03/14 at 08:00 Post Comment

Sean Dyche: Praised Ashley Barnes after his goal

Sean Dyche: Praised Ashley Barnes after his goal

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

With Danny Ings, who has 25 goals this season, sidelined for the foreseeable future with an ankle injury, it provided Ashley Barnes with an opportunity to start.

And he took the chance with both hands in this Sky Bet Championship game, scoring the opening goal with a header on 38 minutes.

Sam Vokes then netted his 21st goal of the season from the penalty spot in the 55th minute after he had been fouled by Dorian Dervite, before substitute Michael Kightly wrapped up the win at the end when his cross was deflected in.

"He's working with the group, he's new to it," Dyche said of Barnes, who signed from Brighton during the January transfer window.

"He's getting his chance now and I thought he delivered an all-round good performance.

"He's full of life, he wants to work for the team and he'll get more and more used to how we work.

"To get a goal is excellent. He knew the challenge in front of him when we brought him in.

"The main thing was getting someone in because we've had two strikers all season and with Ash coming in we've got three - and it just allows that bit of extra flexibility, other than tactical changes of course.

"We always knew it was important and although we had no real finance and knew we had to do something.

"We're not naive, we knew we had to affect it and we felt it was a better way to affect it by signing someone rather than taking someone on loan."

Jose Riga, the Charlton manager, praised his opposition for their clinical display, saying: "We knew already before the game that Burnley are a very efficient team.

"We played on Tuesday and they didn't and they were already good physically, so I think that we have to be more efficient - which isn't easy.

"Certainly we had the first chances during this game the first chances. But instead of scoring we conceded.

"It was already difficult to score against this team but we conceded and we knew at that moment it would be more difficult and we maybe had to change the way we play.

"We continued even in the last quarter to try to play more realistically, more direct - but, against this team, they were waiting for that."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e're our own worst enemy. We're suicidal in defence, and we may just get slaughtered on Sunday. Other than that, I am very pleased with my team.

bob the manc
Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

B

alotelli would've scored if the goals height was 3 times higher too...

footyfan52
Rodgers defends Balotelli

A

s if storey would ever get invited on a stag do

dooby
Does Wenger Know He's To Blame?

Footer 365

Sir Alex Ferguson insists correct process was followed in appointment of David Moyes

Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed suggestions that he hand-picked David Moyes as his successor at Manchester United.

Birmingham approach MK Dons over manager Karl Robinson

Birmingham have asked MK Dons for permission to speak to manager Karl Robinson, according to Sky sources.

Ferguson: Club made Moyes decision

Sir Alex Ferguson insists the correct processes were followed prior to the appointment of David Moyes at Old Trafford.

Mail Box

Are There Any Happy Fans Out There?

It seems as if Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton are the only content supporters right now. We have more doom and gloom for you. Who wants good news, eh..?

Is Van Gaal Just A Dutch Pardew?

A Mailbox of comparisons. Van Gaal is similar to Pardew, Wenger to Moyes, Van Persie to a spent force, and Pelle to a bloody gent. There's also plenty from last night...

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