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Wolves are at Burnley today and that brings their manager Nuno Esperito Santo to Turf Moor for the first time since he took the Molineux job in the summer of 2017.

His Wolves team are currently seventh in the league and have reached the FA Cup semi-finals. He was asked if, having seen us struggle this season, it was a warning for them should they qualify for Europe, he said: “I don’t think about that. We only look at the game and how we want to play, the things we want to do against a tough team.

“Burnley are a very good team at home, physical, aggressive, well organised. It’s a very tough game for us. I expect a tough game between two teams who compete well. I can only focus on myself and the players, the things we want to do, but we realise how difficult it is going to be. We have to be switched on.”

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He added: “It’s a very tough competition. Nothing is finished yet. We don’t pay attention to the position of Burnley, we focus on the qualities of their players. The table doesn’t mean anything when you face someone.”

Sean Dyche will be in charge of Burnley for the 300th time today with this his 271th league game as manager of the Clarets against the team where it all started for him on 3rd November 2012.

Only four Burnley managers have been in charge for more games now than Dyche but, asked about it, he quickly said: “All my good memories of those 300 games are parked because we have a big job to do, and that is to take on Wolves and win a game. It all started against them and I hope the result is the same.”

We are looking to end a run of defeats that has now stretched to four games that have seen us drop back perilously close to the bottom three but Dyche said: “It gets to a point, which is now, where it’s still right in our grasp, where it wasn’t at Christmas. I think we’ve come a long way since that build up to Christmas.

“It’s easy to forget we only had 12 points at 19 games. We’ve now got 30, so that’s a pretty healthy return. Now, we’ve got to continue to build on that. Since Christmas the actual form has been good. The last run has been tough, obviously, but if you mix that altogether, you’d certainly take the return in points. But we’ve got to get more. That’s just what it tells you on the league table.”

He added: “Whatever way you look at it, it’s still definitely revolves around us. I have made the players aware of that, not that I need to. They are acutely aware of that and they know the script. It’s still about us delivering performances whoever we play.”

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