Dyche determined to end productive week on a high

  • by Staff Writer
  • Thursday, 29th February 2024

Sean Dyche is already having a good week - without Everton having even kicked a ball.

Upon appeal, their punishment for financial irregularities was reduced from 10 to six points earlier this week - meaning that a win against the Hammers this weekend could resuls in seven points being gained this week.

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However Dyche is under no illusion that it will prove to be a tough test against David Moyes' side, who finally secured their first win of 2024 this week with a 4-2 win against Brentford. And one player he and his players will be keeping an eye on is Monday night's hat-trick hero Jarrod Bowen.

"The Premier League has such an array of different styles and different players in different positions," said Dyche, adressing the media ahead of this weekend's clash at Goodison Park.

"Jarrod is a very good player and he's done very wwell since he's been down there. I remember him playing well for Hull and making his name. They ended up paying a pretty big fee to get him out and he's proved them right with what he's done.

"But I don't think it's just about one player. I know they've had a tricky spell but they're a decent outfit and always put out a competitive side. Our players know they'll have to put in a good performance to stop them doing what they do and I think we'll have to do that against West Ham."

And Dyche was full of praise for his opposite number Moyes, whom he admitted he will be looking forward to sharing a glass of wine with after the game.

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"David Moyes is someone I have a massively high regard for," he admitted. "He's always been a voice, certainly if I've ever needed it, or even after games where I share a bit of time with him and the vast experience he's got.

"So there's certainly an immediate respect there for him. He's a good guy, I've been in his company socially and I've had a bit of fun with him.

"I think he's done a great job over a period there [at West Ham]. Obviously he did here too, he's held in very high regard by the football club and rightly so. I think he's done a very good job down at West Ham.

"There's always question marks over what we do but if you look at the period he's had there and how they were to where they are now, I think there's a lot of progress there.

"He always has an outfit that are competitive, he's made that quite clear so we have to go into the game in the right state of mind - and I think we are in the right place at the moment as a team."

You may listen to Dyche's full pre-match presser below.

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