Our first marker is to give our performance
Burnley travel to the bet365 Stadium tomorrow to face Stoke City and the two managers have been speaking ahead of the game.
Home boss Mark Hughes admits that Burnley could change things as we look to get some away points on the board to add to the one won at Manchester United, but he’s not overly concerned.
“They’re a good side who are well organised,” said Hughes. “They’ve done a lot better at home than they have away so obviously they will be trying to improve their away performances.
“We will have to be ready for anything that they may come up with. It could well be that they look to change their shape, personnel or whatever just to try and change their luck somewhat. It might be a case where we face a team that we’re not expecting but I think it’s more about us and the way we’re playing at the moment.
“We’re on a good run of form, we’re playing well and we’re confident that we can get another win, so it doesn’t matter what they do really.”
Sean Dyche knows things have to change on the road. He said: “It’s re-learning, re-evolving and getting used to the Premier League and delivering performances. They’re all the things you have to do to keep getting points on the board and we’re going to have to do that again.
“We’re definitely going to have to do something better away from home. Our home form has been very good, I think, which is hard when you’re playing some of the clubs we have at home. The away form has not been as good and we have to make sure we change that.”
Last time on the road we took a 4-0 beating at West Brom and Dyche said of that: “We want to make it a blip. We kind of did with that performance the following week against Manchester City. We didn’t get anything but it was, generally, a good performance.
“Our first marker is to give our performance and we haven’t really done that away from home. There have been pockets. There have been spells, but not over a full game and that’s one thing we have definitely got to take the challenge on.”
Dyche will certainly be looking for a similar result to the one we got on our last visit, winning 2-1 with two Danny Ings goals. “We did get a good result there two years ago and we had to fight every inch for that one.
“They threw everything at us as the game wore on. Sometimes that’s what you’ve got to do to get a result. Generally, they are on a good run of form, so it’s another challenge for us. As we’ve seen so far, at home we’ve dealt with the challenge pretty well, away we haven’t done. Therefore, we have got to be clear minded about what we can do.”Share this page :