SEAN Dyche felt his players showed ‘good habits’ as they rounded off a week in Ireland with a 4-0 friendly win against Shamrock Rovers.
The Clarets have been training at Carton House, just outside Dublin, before Friday’s friendly at the Tallaght Stadium.
Dyche played two separate teams in either half but goals from Jon Walters, Ashley Barnes, Robbie Brady and Sam Vokes helped Burnley to a comfortable victory.
Although the Clarets chief stressed during the week that this outing was mostly about fitness and getting some game time into the players, he was pleased to see them hit the ground running in front of a sizeable away following.
“I thought generally there were some good habits shown by the team,” Dyche said. “We’re only one week in and they do have a break in the summer, less so for a few of the international lads.
“It takes your body and mind a while to remember what it’s doing and the role that you play and all the little details and I thought they delivered it well actually.
“I’m really pleased. We all know that it’s about getting players fit in the right way, so they don’t break.
“I came to the Shamrock game (in the Europa League) on Thursday night, so we knew they would field a young side, but you know what it’s like when they do; they are going to run hard and I thought they did.
“There is a good feel to the club here at Shamrock. I really feel they’ve got something going and they gave us a really good challenge, but we managed to get 45 minutes into most of the players.
“Jon Walters just came off to be careful because he’s just getting used to what we do and we don’t want any niggles.”
While the Clarets struck four times Dyche was also pleased with his defenders, with Tom Heaton and Nick Pope’s work restricted.
“We defended very well, they had a couple of breakaways, the centre forward had a good shot and Tom made a good save first half, but that was it really so I pleased from that point of view.
“We want a winning mentality of course, but mainly that’s about good habits and people coming through it unscathed so I’m pleased with that mostly.”
Burnley fly back from Ireland this afternoon and Dyche is delighted with how the week has gone.
“The facilities have been great, the feel of the camp has been really good, that’s brought on by the players and the staff and I’ve really enjoyed that,” he said.
“The work has been terrific, they’re looking in really good physically. I’m pleased on all levels. It’s early yet but it’s been a good start.”
- The Lancashire Telegraph is following Burnley on tour in association with Accrington Clarets Supporters Club
Source : LancashireTelegraph