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Dyche urges Burnley to 'find balance' after Aston Villa stalemate

Sean Dyche has urged Burnley to 'find balance' after a goalless draw with Aston Villa on Thursday.

The Clarets conceded 27 shots but still managed to keep a clean sheet at Villa Park.

And Dyche wants his side to start balancing their defensive fortitude with attacking flair.

"They created a couple of chances but in the second half I felt we defended very well. I am pleased with a point overall," Dyche said.

"I thought they edged it chances wise so we've come away with the back of a pleasing point on the back of a win against Arsenal.

"The basics of what we do, the energy of the side and the shape of the side is better. People are getting fitter but the balance we have to find is the attacking element to our game. We are not quite firing at the moment.

"Sometimes that is a bit of confidence or players with a bit of a dry spell not having that freedom. They start overthinking it. I do think all four of our strikers will find ways to score goals.

"Nick Pope's save was world class. I don't say my words lightly. It was above and beyond, it was a top, top save. He is a player on form but I think the defensive unit is performing well, if we can find that balance with attack we will win more games."

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