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Burnley looking to bounce back against Everton

Sean Dyche is looking to get Burnley back to winning ways Credit: PA

Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists his side have the character to bounce back from their growing streak of disappointments and beat the odds by securing Barclays Premier League survival.

The Clarets go in search of their first top-flight win at their ninth attempt against Everton at Turf Moor on Sunday.

A second-half lapse cost his men dear against West Ham last week but Dyche is adamant there is still the desire within his camp to turn things round.

We believe this group is honest enough to keep learning and not be broken by it. You just get dented and you take the knocks and come off the ropes and get ready to take it again.

We hope to use that mentality wisely over the season and the next step is to use it to learn how to win.

– Sean Dyche, Burnley Manager

Despite Everton's inconsistent start to the season and a midweek trip to France in the UEFA Europa League, Dyche is under no illusions about the difficulties of finally claiming a three-point haul on Sunday.

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Vokes still out for Burnley

Sean Dyche expects striker Sam Vokes to once again be Burnley's only absentee when Manchester United visit Turf Moor.

Wales international Vokes has a long-term knee problem but was back doing some running on the grass at the Clarets' training ground this week.

Dyche will likely recall a number of players who were rested in the Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, including goalkeeper Tom Heaton, long-serving defender Michael Duff and striker Danny Ings.

Provisional squad: Heaton, Trippier, Ward, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Wallace, Marney, Ings, Kightly, Jones, Taylor, Sordell, Reid, Jutkiewicz, Gilks, Long, Barnes, Hewitt, Arfield.

Burnley boss: we need strength in depth

Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who led the Clarets back into the top-flight last term, was not too disheartened by the defeat, which came in front of a noisy capacity crowd at Turf Moor.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche and Chelsea's Jose Mourinho Credit: PA Images

"Chelsea have quality in all areas," said Dyche.

"We kept going, which is important. The will and demand is there. "We have a strong mentality. Ian Holloway said last year we had the strongest jaw in the division.

"We know it is not a sprint, it is a marathon and it is going to be a tough marathon."

Dyche has brought in seven new players this summer, but he feels more additions are needed.

He said: "We need to build a squad. It is not just a starting 11. We are carrying light numbers. We definitely need strength in depth."

Dyche: 'We know it is not a sprint, it is a marathon'

After Burnley's 3-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea at Turf Moore last night, a shell-shocked Sean Dyche says is not panicking about his team's chances of survival. The manager says he knows easier opponents lie ahead for the newly-promoted side.

"Chelsea have quality in all areas," the Burnley manager said. "We kept going, which is important. The will and demand is there. "We have a strong mentality. Ian Holloway said last year we had the strongest jaw in the division.

"We know it is not a sprint, it is a marathon and it is going to be a tough marathon."

Dyche has brought in seven new players this summer, but he feels more additions are needed. He said: "We need to build a squad. It is not just a starting 11. We are carrying light numbers. We definitely need strength in depth."

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