Date: 8th September 2016 at 6:09pm
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More of manager Sean Dyche’s pre Hull City press conference is now being covered in the media.

Sky Sports have the gaffer saying that whilst he expects an incredibly tough test from promoted Hull City given their start to the season, he maintains his belief in the Burnley boys and he’s confident we can take the result at Turf Moor.

He also had praise for their start to the season under Mike Phelan given all their off pitch issues.

‘It can go either way for teams in any kind of situation, in that stretch. It can affect the team or it bonds them. In this case it seems it’s bonded them, so far. Fair play to their players – they’ve pulled together and had a real go at it. The manager seems to have been focused on the football, not really too worried about everything else. Credit to them, they have got an experienced group, although they’ve had a knock with some injuries early season, it seems like they have more bodies in the camp now. They are an experienced group so I think it’s a good challenge for us. Coming to Turf, we like playing at Turf and we think we can make it a tough place for teams to go.’

Questioned about the end to the transfer window, he went on to say that whilst he’d have liked to be a touch busier – with the Kamil Gosicki deal falling – he was pleased with the capture of Jeff Hendrick in particular.

‘We hope he can bring good competition. It’s a great thing to have within the team – competition for places, usually, but not always, brings a competitive edge to performances. We think he’s a good player, among others, that are here and ones we’ve brought in. He’s still young, learning and new to the Premier League, so I think he’s ready to take on the challenge. There were a couple of situations that got away from us. It’s well-documented people in a lot stronger financial positions than us have said how demanding the window has been. The true value of worth is out of the window, it’s whether you want to pay the price or not. That’s where it’s at.’

With Andre Gray waiting to hear on whether he’ll be given the personal hearing he’s requested following his social media Football Association charge, Dyche said he had been nicely focused during training.

‘He seems in good spirits. That will be taken care of by the powers that be when it comes around.’

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