Sean Dyche says Burnley not yet safe of Premier League relegation
Last Updated: 18/04/19 3:44pm
Sean Dyche refuses to accept that Burnley are safe, despite a run of wins which has taken them clear of the relegation zone.
The Clarets have won their last three games and are now on 39 points, eight clear of 18th-placed Cardiff, with just four games left.
Next up for Burnley is a Monday night trip to Chelsea, who are chasing a Champions League place, and Dyche is expecting a committed performance from his side.
Asked if he thought Burnley were safe already, Dyche said: "No - it is never done until it is done.
"I have reminded the players this week, they know that. We have had to earn the right year on year, to do what we have done, and we continue to do so.
"We have got four really important games, tough games, coming up, but so have others. It is that time of the season.
"There is lots to be played for and we have to continue playing hard, to get what we want."
One of the stars of Burnley's resurgence has been Dwight McNeil - who has scored twice in the last four games and created the match-clinching goal for Chris Wood against Cardiff last weekend.
Asked how impressed he had been by McNeil, Dyche said: "Very impressed. He has handled it very well.
"He has a lot of good words from a lot of people, including myself, and I don't single players out very often, but I think he is deserving of it.
"I think he has been excellent since coming into the side. He is a very good player and he is continuing to learn about the Premier League.
"He is doing well amongst a team who have 27 points from 15 games and he has definitely played a part."