Dyche wants no fear

Dyche wants no fear

Sean Dyche wants his Burnley players to play without fear as they look to establish themselves in the Premier League.

The Clarets may have experienced life in the Premier League before, but it is still something new for a large number of Dyche's squad and will take some getting used to.

Dyche admits it is a steep learning curve for his players, and following the 3-0 defeat at Leicester on Saturday, he admits there is still some way to go.

"It's not just about tactics and technical ability it's about mentality, that will and demand from yourself to go on a football pitch and play with freedom, that assured nature that you need in the Premier League, and when you come to places like this," Dyche said.

"We've still got to grow as a group. That belief you can walk in a stadium and play with a bit of authority, I don't want any fear in the team, I want them to play with a freedom, and I talk about it a lot.

"It's kind of breaking out of that moment, having the inner belief to come to places like this and go and play. It's not far away, but the margins are tight in how the mentality of a team grows, over time."