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Burnley boss Sean Dyche loves League Cup: I won TV and bike!

Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits he always enjoys being part of the League Cup.

Dyche once won himself a free television set for his mum and dad.

Burnley's manager earned the TV as a man-of-the-match prize when he played for Chesterfield in the 1990s and the competition was sponsored by electronics retailer Rumbelows.

He said: “When it was the Rumbelows Cup, you used to win a TV if you were man of the match. I gave it to my mum and dad. It was a proper, real, good, high-quality Sony TV. It was worth more than my week's wages.

“When you're a player at Chesterfield, you're probably not thinking that you're going to win the league, so you enjoy the games, and you get a nice little Brucie bonus, if you're man of the match, by winning a TV, which I did.

“The next year, I won a bike. Coca-Cola sponsored it, and because they weren't going to get a crate of Coca-Cola, you got a bike.

Nicky Law, who played alongside me at Chesterfield and is now one of our scouts, had his kid buy it off me for about £40."


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