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Burnley travel to Huddersfield tonight with both managers fully aware of the need for points as David Wagner comes up against the Clarets for a fifth time and the third at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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Ahead of the game, Wagner said: “Whatever the opposition you have to be ready and you have to clear your head after the last match, this is the most important thing. You have to accept and respect the situation and realise we can’t change the past, but we can change the future and this is what we have to do.

“We called the Fulham match a must win and we called the first meeting with Fulham at home a must win. I think where we are and the situation we are in, every game we have is important.”

Burnley go into the game having beaten West Ham three days ago but Sean Dyche warned: “One result doesn’t make a season. It’s to be enjoyed, for sure, but the key now is to back it up. We’re at the halfway stage of the season and the performance against West Ham was full of endeavour and fight and we had the underbelly of a team that can be really effective. Now it’s about taking it on.

“Every period is important, whoever you are playing. You can nick points against the big teams, but the win against West Ham gives us another base to start from and we have to find consistency now within our performances.

“Very rarely are we out of a game, but we have been out of too many, too early, this season. Generally, we are always in with a shout and the consistency of showing that is key. They have been showing a lot of that in training, and I trust them to go and play.”

He added: “Huddersfield are fighting for their lives, but so are we and we are showing signs recently that that is more to come. I think we go there in good spirits after a good win. We know they have had a tough time, but they still have good players and I can assure you we will not be taking them for granted. We will be going there with the right mentality.”

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