Burnley boss Sean Dyche has praised the club’s support after their Capital One Cup exit.
The Clarets lost 2-0 to Premier League side West Ham on Tuesday night, thanks to goals from Matt Taylor and Jack Collison.
Dyche celebrated his first full year in charge of Burnley, and was full of praise to the fans despite his side’s exit from the competition. Speaking to the club’s official website, the former Millwall star was grateful to the fans who travelled down to Upton Park.
“I want to say thank you to all the supporters. I’ve asked recently about the ongoing support of our fans and if things don’t always go to plan we need that support. Last night was a good show of that,” Dyche said.
“The supporters were right behind the team from first to last and tried to get us over the line. Even though it wasn’t to be, the backing has helped to make Turf Moor a real tough place to come and long may that continue, through the ups and downs of a long season.”
It was a useful test for Burnley as they push for promotion back to the Premier League. The Clarets are currently top of the Championship after 13 matches, as they continue their fine form in the 12 months since Dyche took over as manager.
Dyche faces his old side Millwall on Saturday, over 10 years since he last wore a Lions shirt.