Date: 3rd May 2016 at 6:42pm
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With victory over Queens Park Rangers on Monday afternoon securing Burnley’s passage back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, manager Sean Dyche was suitably delighted at the full time whistle in the game when that automatic spot was confirmed.

With Sam Voke’s hitting the winner to make promotion a reality with one game left in the current Championship season, Dyche told the Official Site that he couldn’t have been more proud of the side for their achievements this year and he actually felt it was a greater achievement that promotion two years ago.

But now it’s to take the title itself.

‘I think this is a better achievement than last time. Last time we were on the crest of a wave, but this time we`ve had different expectations and a different level of challenge. The crowd were more nervy and edgy and to get that over the line with a fantastic staff, and group of players, I couldn`t be more proud.’

Going on to talk about summer changes, and off pitch priorities as well, he added.

‘We lost three very important players last time out and we had to design this, make good signings and mould them to knowing how we operate and take that forward. We still worked diligently off the pitch, with the business side of things, which I am so pleased about. We managed to balance the books and when you look around in the Championship, with all the money being spent everywhere, we actually brought as much money in as we spent. There have been so many good things this season and people forget we`re nearly half a season unbeaten, finishing in promotion for this club. I`m not sure it will be done again! It`s an absolutely massive achievement. I`ve been building this all season. It`s been by design and you have all the ups and downs and all the knocks, but you have to process all that and staying firm and solid to your beliefs. For me it will be a calm couple of days now, but I can assure everyone there is a warm inner glow!’

With the automatic promotion spot secured, there’s the small question of three more points against Charlton Athletic this weekend meaning the Championship title itself, and of course that is now the next aim.

‘We will be going for the title now, make no mistake. The lads will enjoy the moment and go out and have a few drinks, but Thursday we will come back in and we will be ready. I`ve explained that. Two years ago we were runners-up. Now we have a chance to get our hands on that trophy, so we will be going hard for it.’

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