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Heaton praises Dyche for driving club forward

2nd April 2019, 10:16 by Neil Foster

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has hailed Sean Dyche as a driving force during his 300 games in charge of the club.

Dyche brought up the milestone during Saturday's vital 2-0 victory over Wolves, which sees the Clarets 17th in the Premier League standing but five points above the drop zone.

One more win might be enough for the Turf Moor outfit to retain their top-flight status for another season - a remarkable achievement for a club that many felt would be one-season wonders in the Premier League.

Success has been down to hard work, instilled in the players during the last six years by Dyche, with Heaton full of praise for the way the manager has driven the club forward.

"It's difficult to put in to words, it's an incredible achievement in this day and age," he said. "When I signed we were the third favourites to get relegated, a lot has been made of that and where we are now and where we've been fighting. The club's evolving off the pitch, too, a lot of that is down to him."

Burnley struggled this season but have turned things around to give themselves an excellent chance of survival. Heaton believes that Dyche's positive approach has filtered down throughout the club.

"It's been an incredible journey, even the year we got relegated out of the Premier League, it still felt like we were building forwards and that's down to him," he added. "Hopefully, that can continue."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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