Dyche happy with point at QPR

Clarets boss Sean Dyche was pleased with a clean sheet and a point at QPR.

Sean Dyche
Sean Dyche

Burnley earned their sixth shut out of the season in swirling wind in a game of few chances at Loftus Road.

The Clarets remain fifth in the table, seven points off the top, ahead of Tuesday's trip to second place Middlesbrough, and Dyche said: "From my point of view, I thought it was a tough game, forget about how it panned out, you've got a new manager, a team which usually get a reaction from a new manager, a team that have only lost once at home anyway, so the feel is in their favour immediately.

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"So for us to come and deal with that and get on with our own game and finish so strong, I'm really pleased."

It was Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's first game in charge of the Rs, but the game panned out as Dyche expected: "We looked at what Jimmy had done at Burton, that doesn't mean it's going to be the same, but there are certain traits and things most managers take with them.

"We thought they'd try and press, which they did, particularly early on, we thought they probably wouldn't be able to keep that going for 95 minutes, and go from back to front quite quickly, which they did, so we were prepared for that.

"We absorbed it well, any efforts they had were from distance, and then we felt we'd get stronger, which we did.

"So, from our point of view, we're pleased how it ended up going, apart from we didn't find that winner."

And he added: "It's hard on the road, it's not an easy task, but we had the better quality of chances.

"Andre had his shirt pulled a few times - it would have been favourable if we'd got them, but you never know, Vokesey had two headers, I thought generally the feel of the last 20 minutes was strong from us.

"We're in that funny run at the moment, we've not won in five, but lost one in 11, so which way do you want to look at it?

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"We've lost one in 22 on the road - perception, fact.

"Its just points on the board, today is a good point, a point with a lot going against you.

"We're in a tough phase of games, but I'm pleased with that today."