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Burnley will come up against Wolves boss Bruno Lage for the first time tonight after he joined them as replacement for Nuno Espirito Santo in the summer.

It’s a first season in England for Lage who was asked about the prospect of almost two games per week during December. He’s experienced it before but admitted it will be prove to be a real test for them.

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He’s happy with it, and playing three games in seven days this week, and said: “I think the most important thing is for us, for the staff, to prepare the best we can for the games. After that, we’ll see who is the best eleven to play each game. We have different people, we have to see how they recover and adapt to playing consecutive games. These next two months will be a good test for us, a good test for the staff and a good test for our squad.”

He doesn’t think our game being called off will be an issue. “If the game was today (Tuesday), I’d agree (Burnley would have an advantage) but the game is tomorrow night, so we have plenty of time to recover from one game to the other, a lot of time.

“We’re going to play against an experienced coach. The first time I played against him was 2015 when I was assistant at Sheffield Wednesday, and after six our seven years, the manager is the same. Every time he’s doing well. He’s doing well in the Premier League, he did a fantastic season in the Championship in 2015.

“They have their own style, but they have a lot of experience in English football, but also, when you look at the squad, the quality they have, especially the strikers. You have Wood, Barnes, Vydra, Rodriguez and Cornet. Five strikers in the squad like this. Usually they play with two, but they have different kinds of players with different profiles. They have big solutions.

“When we play against Burnley, they are top players. That’s why every time we need to prepare ourselves in the best way because every time we are playing against top players and experienced coaches, like Burnley have.”

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Sean Dyche was reminded of the 4-0 win at Molineux last season and said: “We went about it in the right manner. We took the game on from the first whistle, we know we’ve got to do that. Results against teams don’t guarantee you get the next one, but I think we have had a very good record against Wolves, the various meetings we’ve had.

“We’ve mostly played well against them and we’re going to have to do that again, they’re having a decent season. They’re a good outfit Wolves. They have been the last few seasons and now it seems they’ve found their feet and are having a strong season so far, so we know we’ve got to be on top of our game.”

Since losing to Arsenal back in September, we’ve lost just once, and that at Manchester City. Dyche said: “This run, there’s been a good mentality to it, a good performance level and consistency. We are never far away I don’t feel. We have been pretty decent over this run of games and we know we have got to build on that.

“We can’t just wait for games to come and give us something. We know we have got to build on these performances and turn some of these close games into wins. The stats are good and all in the right direction, it’s the details at both ends of the pitch, both boxes, that’s the bit you’ve got to get spot on.

“We’ve looked more of a threat the last few weeks, but we’ve probably let a few soft goals in which is not like us, so tidying up both ends and if you play well as well you’ve got a fair chance of winning games.”

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