Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits home supporters ‘advantage’ will be important at Turf Moor
While the Clarets’ home record has been disappointing for some time and Burnley are 17th in home form this season, the support they received at Turf Moor helped the players come from behind to draw with Manchester United beating Tottenham and rallying to overturn a 2-1 half-time deficit in a vital game against the Toffees last week.
With Southampton, Wolves, Aston Villa and Newcastle yet to come to Burnley, boss Sean Dyche will hope the support will boost his players as they seek to recover a four-point gap to safety.
The Clarets are at West Ham on Sunday, after which they host Saints and Wolves next week, and Dyche said of the support – after a magnificent turnout of around 1,200 at Carrow Road: “They’ve been amazing, I could talk about that every game.
“I haven’t interviewed our fans since my first eight months at the club.
“They were absolutely amazing and continue to be.
“It will be important, especially in home games.
“Outside it is difficult, as much as we bring, to bring an atmosphere, even if they do their best.
“At home we want the fans to keep the advantage they give us, it was great against Everton and Tottenham and that’s going to be important.”
And he added, after the disappointment of a 2-0 defeat against Norwich: “We don’t want to not get a result here.
“Norwich have had a difficult season and we felt we could walk on it, and we did it in patches and couldn’t find the moments.
“That one is gone now, but the league table is the same as before Everton.
“It was a very, very big win against Everton and it shows now.
“We are still fighting, the table hasn’t changed dramatically and we have to face the next eight games.”