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Developing spirit key for Dyche

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes the club's evolving team spirit can allow them to maintain their progress.

The Clarets head into Europe this summer after finishing seventh last term and Dyche is sure to add some fresh new faces to his squad, as he aims to find a balance between domestic and European commitments.

While Scott Arfield and Dean Marney recently became the latest stalwarts to move on, the boss has always been careful to sign the right type of character, while also pushing those already at Turf Moor to take on extra responsibility.

The 47-year-old feels his method of promoting leadership and building team spirit has been vital to the club's progress in recent years, citing defenders James Tarkowski and Kevin Long as the most recent examples of those who have stepped up.

"You're thinking back to the start point, along that there's others that have joined, they've been here two years and know what it's about," Dyche is quoted as saying by the Burnley Express.

"You forget about Tarky - he's been here a couple of years, Kev Long's been here as long as all of them. He's maturing into a player and a voice and a person around the group to understand what we do.

"You want them all to have an understanding around the group. How they rub off on each other, this is what we do and this is what we stand for. It's not just the original ones, it layers up from the players that have been here longer."

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