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Dyche praises Burnley players

Sean Dyche has paid tribute to his Burnley squad as they aim to round off what has been a successful season on a high.

The Clarets are all but assured of finishing at least seventh in the Premier League this term, as they just need one more point from their remaining two games to achieve that feat and, with it, guarantee European football at Turf Moor next season.

Claiming seventh would also represent Burnley's highest league finish since 1974 and Dyche has been quick to pay tribute to his players for the way they have performed not only this season, but throughout his six years at the club.

"The players deserve a fantastic amount of credit for this season and every other season I have been here," Dyche said. "There hasn't been a season here where I haven't taken pride in what the players have attempted to do - even the season it didn't work out for us [relegation in 2015]."

Burnley have also shown great mental resolve this season as they bounced back from an 11-match winless run at the turn of the year by winning five games on the spin, a run that has now all but assured their top-seven finish.

Dyche added: "The players deserve enormous credit for the mental stability they have shown through a tough spell, especially after Christmas, to then get five wins and put ourselves back in the position we are in. Fantastic credit to all of them, not just the 11 I pick."

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