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Burnley boss Dyche not bothered by past Cup upsets

Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists he's not bothered by past Cup upsets.

Dyche has suffered shock defeats against Accrington, Burton, Lincoln and Port Vale in the past five years. But he has never lost any sleep after those losses.

Ahead of meeting Peterborough United in the FA Cup, he said: “Have I ever felt embarrassed by losing to a lower league team? Absolutely not. I hate that term.

“Why be embarrassed about another team winning a game? I've never been embarrassed about anything in football. Football is a tough industry.

“I would never react like that because it does the opposition down. I think there will be very few times when I've questioned an opposition team for their style.

“We have to be respectful. I've been on the other side of it, when I was captain of the Chesterfield team that reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1997. We beat the likes of Nottingham Forest, who were a Premier League outfit back then, along the way.

“I remember when we lost 1-0 to Lincoln they had a 4-4-1-1 formation and never came out their slots. They waited for their one moment — and they had their one moment.

“That is sometimes the way it works — on another day we score and they have to come out and it changes. So I'll never be embarrassed if it doesn't go our way."

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