Party not in Dyche’s thoughts

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Blackpool is reputedly one of the party capitals of the United Kingdom.

But while Burnley are trying to seal promotion to the big league, they won’t be celebrating on the Big One in the seaside resort - even if they get the three points tonight that could seal promotion.

The Clarets take on Barry Ferguson’s side at Bloomfield Road (kick-off 5-15 p.m.) knowing a win over the Tangerines, coupled with Derby, who kick-off at 7-30 p.m., failing to win at Doncaster, would mean a return to the Premier League.

It was the same scenario at the weekend, however, and Sean Dyche hasn’t given it a second thought - merely preparing to beat Blackpool, and let the rest take care of itself.

Dyche said: “To be honest, we haven’t really over-thought it. The main thing for us is the game. Anything after that takes care of itself.

“Whatever happens, there’s another game on Monday against Wigan. We’re really just focused on that and the rest of it will take care of itself.”

Should Burnley be promoted, while the town itself is sure to drink to the success, the players wouldn’t have much time to let off steam before the Latics visit Turf Moor three days later, and Dyche added: “I’m certainly not thinking that deeply about that.

“I’m thinking deeply about getting a result at Blackpool and going there to win, but I’m not really over-thinking anything else.”

Bar Sam Vokes, who is recuperating after his cruciate knee operation, Dyche has a full squad to select from, and he has been delighted with Danny Ings and Kieran Trippier, who both returned over the last week or so after missing the second half of March with injuries: “It goes without saying about Vokesy, but he’s going along nicely, his knee’s settling down.

“Other than that it’s great to have the lads who are coming back in, Tripps did well and looked good physically, Ingsy gets another game under his belt and Marns (Dean Marney) after suspension. All good signs.

“Those players are making sure they’re fit, which is good.

“And the players who had that spell of playing in between have got a couple of games under their belt, so we’re looking good on that score.”