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Burnley support can roar us to success: Dyche

Burnley v Olympiakos, Europa League Play-Off (Agg: 1-3), Turf Moor, Tonight, 7.45pm

By Phil Medlicott

Sean Dyche has described Burnley's task of trying to turn things around against Olympiakos as "a decent-sized one" - while stressing the Clarets believe "the tie is still alive".

Dyche's men play the Greek side at Turf Moor tonight in the second leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off, having lost last week's first leg 3-1.

Asked how big the task ahead was, Dyche said yesterday: "Certainly a decent-sized one.

"They'll be favourites of course after the scoreline over there. We have a few challenges with injuries, a pretty low squad at the moment.

"I think they (the Burnley fans) will be very important. I think there will be good numbers. I think they believe the tie is still alive, as we do."

After tonight's game, Burnley host Manchester United on Sunday. When asked about the criticism Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has faced, Dyche said: "Win or lose, there's always someone not happy with what you are doing. There's no doubt he's a top manager."

Dyche was also asked if he had one eye on the United game and admitted: "I think we have got to in reality, but it's only one eye."

As well as defender Ben Gibson, suspended after his dismissal in Greece, Burnley will tonight be without winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson due a hamstring problem.

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