Date: 12th December 2016 at 6:08am
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Summer signing Jeff Hendrick has said he believes he has found the key to Burnley’s better success this season at Turf Moor.

With Sean Dyche’s side picking up 16 of their 17 Premier League points so far this season on home soil and most recently the victory over Bournemouth that saw the former Derby County player on the scoresheet with his Goal of the Season contender, the player himself gave a particular theory on why the side have been successful over the likes of Liverpool, Everton, Watford and Crystal Palace this year.

Namely the tiny away dressing room in the old David Fishwick Stand.

Speaking to the Daily Mail in what I presume was a post game press interview that had been held back for the new week, Hendrick spoke about the different between home and away form and how he feels the lack of Premier League delights and luxuries afforded to away sides is a positive in our favour and it’s certainly coming to the fore so far this campaign.

‘It’s a lot smaller than normal, I can tell you that. It is hard here. I think when I signed I said I had never actually won here. It is a hard place for teams to come to and we’ve got to make sure it stays that way. It is different. but if you look at the pitch, it’s brilliant. And that’s where the football is played. It’s not played in the dressing room. I’m sure when teams look at the fixtures and see they’ve got us away, they probably don’t want that.’

With Dyche already having spoken about his pleasure at our home form but the clear need for improvement away from home, even if it’s just more draws and single points to our season tally, Hendrick said it was obviously something that hadn’t been lost on the players either and he was hoping to see a change in the midweek clash with West Ham United.

‘When we’ve gone away, we’ve conceded the first goal and we’ve found it hard to come back. Hopefully we can get the first goal away from home and that will give us something to build on and give us confidence.’

Hopefully we’ll get a confidence boost from the midweek match given the tough tie at White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur as we close the week out is next up.

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