Dyche explains 10 signings

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has explained why he made as many as 10 signings in the summer transfer window.

Last Updated: 03/09/14 at 17:57 Post Comment

Sean Dyche: Burnley manager made 10 new signings in the summer transfer window

Sean Dyche: Burnley manager made 10 new signings in the summer transfer window

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Michael Kightly, Matt Gilks, Marvin Sordell, Matthew Taylor, Steven Reid, Lukas Jutkiewicz. Stephen Ward and George Boyd all joined the Clarets on permanent deals, while Nathaniel Chalobah and Michael Keane arrived on loan from Chelsea and Manchester United respectively.

Dyche has now stated that he needed to sign players in order to bring balance to his squad and make them competitive for the 2014/15 Premier League campaign.

"One of the things we wanted at the beginning of pre-season was to build a balanced squad and have demand in all areas, and we have now," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"There's life in the group we've got but we want to keep moving it forward as well. There is a nice balance between young players and fresh faces and the more experienced players."

Dyche added that he had found the summer transfer window far more challenging than any experienced in the Championship.

He said: "What people must understand is that it's a tougher situation when you are small fish in a pond among plenty of bigger ones.

"It's much tougher having the transfer window here than in the Championship because once it shuts there are no more loans."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

d like to add players who push their team-mates out of the way to celebrate on their own

exhausted
The Ten Most Hated Things In Football

I

f I were Manuel Pellegrini I would keep quiet and hope the Board didn't notice City not winning anything. If he isn't sacked I'd be astonished.

lfcfan80
Pellegrini: I won't be sacked

S

till I suppose it still gives him at least another year in the job. By the time it comes around , he can always make up another excuse. First it was 3 months , then a year .....Next year ? Whats his excuse with Van Persie ?

spud1
Di Maria 'could peak next year'

Footer 365

Wigan stun Norwich, Sharp inspires Leeds

Norwich's bid for a seventh successive Championship win was thwarted by a determined Wigan, while Leeds, Blackburn and Birmingham all won.

Newcastle 0-1 Man United: Evans and Cisse accused of spitting as visitors leave it late...

Manchester United nicked a 1-0 win at Newcastle but Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse were involved in an unsavoury incident.

Neville 'concerned' over Reds form

Gary Neville has admitted that he is "concerned" that a resurgent Liverpool could qualify for the Champions League ahead of Manchester United.

Mail Box

Look Away Now Please, Sherwood...

Sherwood's cringeworthiness, Matic's Wembley celebrations, why LVG must show balls - it's all here in your Wednesday afternoon Mailbox...

United's No 2 Isn't That Bad Either...

One mailboxer is getting in a flap about the claim Man Utd would struggle without De Dea, while there's some anger directed at Chelsea...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company