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Burnley boss Dyche unhappy with defending for Southampton draw

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was unhappy with their defending after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Southampton.

Dyche admitted it was disappointing that some sub-par defending ruined any chance of a clean sheet.

“I'm pleased once again with the performance level, but obviously disappointed with the mistakes," he said.

“Our mentality to try and win the game was quite obvious. We're still searching for the win but we've got to maintain these performances and there were certainly good signs today.

“We're aware of the situation and we are working hard with the players, and I don't think we are very far from it (a win)"

The draw leaves his team still in the bottom three, but with renewed hope after a positive response to falling behind.

Dyche was also pleased his team didn't lose composure after such a poor start to the second half.

He added: “You haven't got your first win so there is obviously a little bit of nerves (in the team) although I didn't think that affected us too much.

“We stuck at it while they had a good spell for five or ten minutes and the crowd got behind them.

“In the second half we calmed all that down and had our moments in the game, and also defended pretty well.

“There is a lot of things that go on in games for the way it can pan out. Sometimes you can plan, plan and plan and it can still go against you.

“We are working very hard with the players to just detail it down and get back to winning performances."


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