‘I have to put pressure on you to score a goal’ - Burnley boss Sean Dyche on his misfiring strikers after scraping past MK Dons in FA Cup

Burnley created more than enough chances to comfortably beat MK Dons in 90 minutes, but had to rely on an injury time equaliser and penalties to progress to the FA Cup fourth round.
Matej Vydra is deniedMatej Vydra is denied
Matej Vydra is denied

And boss Sean Dyche admits his strikers misfired on the day, with Ashley Barnes and the out of sorts Chris Wood squandering a number of gilt-edged openings, before substitute Matej Vydra saved their blushes against the League 1 side.

Burnley have not been as clinical as they normally are so far this season, with missed chances an issue, but Dyche has been happy to see his forwards at least in the position to miss.

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However, he admitted after progressing in the cup, that the Clarets simply have to be more ruthless: “I said to the centre forwards at half-time that I put pressure on the defenders to defend, so I have to put pressure on you to score a goal.

“We are creating proper chances, and have created a lot more over the last run of games.

”There was a bit of pressure at half-time to take the chances, and we didn't in the second half, but their keeper made two or three fine saves, situations we got into...Robbie Brady as well, it was a brilliant ball from Bardo (Phil Bardsley) and he’s tried to finish it, Joel’s (Mumbongo) done great, got behind them and the keeper got finger tips to it.

“On the quality of chances today I have to look at the centre forwards and put a bit of pressure on them and say 'come on lads, they are ones that have to go in.'”