Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, ex-England international Danny Mills asked if Dyche would start to come under pressure from Clarets fans. “There are better signs but we have to get results, we know that,” Dyche said. “The mentality is intact. There’s no lack of character – you don’t get to where we’ve got to without character.”
Burnley’s seventh-placed finish last season, which led to Europa League qualification, was built on defensive resilience as they conceded only 39 goals in the whole league campaign. But Newcastle’s win at Turf Moor on Monday means Dyche’s side have already leaked 27 goals in just 13 games. It took until 31 March for them to let in that many in 2017-18.
Former Leeds defender Mills, who commentated on Monday’s game for BBC Radio 5 live, wondered whether Burnley fans would start to lose patience with Dyche if results do not improve.