Dyche hopes break pays off

Dyche’s players spent the first week of the international break away for some warm-weather training as he tries to plot a way out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Burnley benefitted from a similar trip last year as they hit form after coming back from Spain and stormed to promotion, and now they have eight games remaining, starting at home to Spurs on April 5, to climb out of the bottom three.

???We have utilised the free time to get a few days in a warmer climate, with some really good training and relaxation,” Dyche told the club’s official website.

???We did it last year and we had a really positive effect from it, so we???re hoping for the same this year.

???We felt the players enjoyed it last year and it???s just a break from the norm really. We???ve mixed and matched between having a couple of training sessions, one session, along with good relaxation.

“The lads have all enjoyed it and it???s just a shame all the lads on international duty couldn???t be here, but we???ve still had the bulk of the lads with us and I think it???s been a worthwhile trip.”??