Burnley boss fostering a feelgood factor

Good spirit: Sean Dyche's players are growing and improving

Good spirit: Sean Dyche's players are growing and improving

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Clarets boss Sean Dyche hopes to further engender the feelgood factor surrounding the club at present.

Burnley go into tonight’s Capital One Cup third round tie with his former club Nottingham Forest second in the Championship, having won seven of their 10 games in all competitions so far this season.

Dyche has guided the side to a hugely promising start to the campaign without spending a penny in the transfer market, but he insists football isn’t all about finances: “There are still challenges for us, we haven’t got finances to go and effect it, we have to look in the loan market because we have a very small squad.

“But I’ve made it clear to the players, I don’t hide behind that, I look at what we have got not what we haven’t, and we have some very good players and a feelgood factor.

“I give them credit for taking ownership of that. All we do is guide them towards the right direction.

“That’s when I really think you’ve got the group, when they take ownership.

“If you train properly, you play properly. What they’re coming to believe in is if you do it right in training every day you don’t need to flick a switch and hope for the best, you’re ready, and they’re showing they’re ready in every game so far.

“I consider us a team that is growing and improving and I want a team who can look down the tunnel and know they’re going to go hard, no matter who’s got the shirt on.

“I made it clear that was a requirement as soon as soon I came into the football club and that hasn’t changed. The journey can take you anywhere in this division.”

The players have a real togetherness, and all appear to be pulling in the same direction at present.

And strikers Danny Ings and Sam Vokes, with 11 goals between them so far this season, are commanding headlines.

Dyche added: “You can’t win football matches without everyone being on board with what you’re trying to achieve, and certainly there are very good signs of that.

“I’m enjoying what the strikers are doing, we speak to them about how their games can improve, and they’ve taken that on board.

“They, among a number of players, have had a real shift in their performance level.”