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Burnley's Sean Dyche seeks to end winless streak on landmark occasion

Burnley manager Sean Dyche accepts victories have been "hard to come by" for his team but hopes for a change of fortune to mark his 250th game in charge at Turf Moor with three points against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Burnley extended their winless run to 11 matches in the league after substitute Manolo Gabbiadini's late goal rescued a point for Southampton in a 1-1 draw last weekend.

Dyche, however, is pleased with his team's progress this season as they sit seventh in the standings with 10 matches remaining.

Earlier in the season, Dyche was linked by British media with the Everton manager's job before Sam Allardyce was named as Ronald Koeman's successor.

When asked whether he dodged a bullet from a difficult job, Dyche replied: "There was no bullet to dodge for me. I've had a few of them, this is my 250th game, I’m still here, still working, creating an environment to be successful."

Everton have recorded one win in 14 league matches on the road this season and sit ninth in the table.

Winger Aaron Lennon will come up against Everton for the first time since joining Burnley in the January window, while Michael Keane makes his return to Turf Moor after securing a move to Goodison Park at the start of the season.








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