MATT Lowton has hailed boss Sean Dyche as a master of detail after the Clarets wrote their names into the record books once again.
Burnley’s run of three successive wins in the Premier League is the first time they’ve achieved that streak in the top flight in nearly 43 years.
It was another feather in the cap for Dyche, who has constantly rewritten history during his five-year spell at Turf Moor. Having guided Burnley to top flight survival for the first time in more than four decades last season he has the Clarets flying again this term, sitting seventh after 12 games.
And full-back Lowton believes the manager is key to the success Burnley have enjoyed in recent seasons.
“He’s a massive part of it. It’s day to day, the little things, every detail has to be right. He’s always on it with everyone every day,” the 28-year-old said.
“We all have to be on it in training and that pays you back at the weekend. You can see that from the last couple of weeks.”
Dyche has been the subject of plenty of speculation recently over his future, but he remains at Turf Moor despite links with Leicester City and Everton.
“There’s always going to be that speculation because of how well he’s doing,” Lowton added.
“It’s up to us to keep doing our jobs week-in, week-out. We’ll just keep playing for him as we are. We’re playing for him and for the team.
“Obviously it’s going to be in the back of your mind with the speculation but until anything materialises he’s here, he’s the manager and he’s not come off it one bit regarding the work that he’s doing.”
Dyche’s footprint is evident on the way Burnley have defended recently, with Saturday’s shutout a third in a row and a sixth in nine games.
Lowton is part of an in-form back four who have played all but nine minutes together in the league this season but he believes that defensive record is down to a team effort.
“We’re defending really well,” he said. “Popey (Nick Pope) has come in and he’s made some crucial saves at crucial times. On the whole the back five works its socks off.
“Having Johann (Berg Gudmundsson) in front of me and seeing the amount of times he’s tracked their full back right the way in, it shows the work ethic of the whole group and that ultimately gets us the clean sheet.
“We try and stay as tight as we can and get teams to go wide. The main thing is that everyone knows their position and everybody works for each other.
“If somebody gives the ball away there’ll be nobody throwing their arms around and moaning, everyone is mucking in to try and get it back. It’s just working well at the minute.”
Source : LancashireTelegraph