Dyche - ‘Malky won’t relax’

NO REST: Cardiff boss Malky Mackay
NO REST: Cardiff boss Malky Mackay

Sean Dyche isn’t expecting any help from his pal Malky Mackay as Burnley look for the win that could put them safe.

The Clarets host promoted Cardiff City at Turf Moor tomorrow (kick-off 12-45 p.m.) in front of the Sky Sports cameras, with the Bluebirds needing a win to seal the Championship title.

However, having won two of the last 15 games, Burnley have slipped from seventh to 17th, and are only three points clear of the relegation zone with three games remaining.

But if anyone is hoping Cardiff will have thick heads after sealing a return to the top flight after a 51-year absence with a goal-less draw at home to Charlton on Tuesday, Dyche - Mackay’s assistant at Watford - believes they will be mistaken: “I’m not worried about Malks, he’s taking care of business at his end - I’m more interested in what we do.

“I’m delighted for him, he’s used the resources he’s been given well. He’s a good man and he’s done a very good job.

“He’s like myself, we worked together closely, and he’ll not be relaxing after winning promotion.”

He accepts Burnley can feel the sides below them breathing down their necks now: “We’re not naive, we have to make sure we’re looking over our shoulder to look at what the market place is telling us, and it’s telling us to get points.”

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