Sheffield Wednesday: Rival boss Sean Dyche impressed by Owls striker Atdhe Nuhiu

Atdhe Nuhiu
Atdhe Nuhiu

Burnley manager Sean Dyche singled out Owls striker Atdhe Nuhiu for praise after watching his side secure a third win on the spin in the Championship.

Nuhiu cancelled out David Jones’ exquisite seventh-minute free-kick, claiming his second goal in as many years at Turf Moor.

The former Austrian Under-21 international, recalled up front at the expense of Lucas Joao, was a thorn in the Clarets’ side throughout.

Dyche said: “They [Wednesday] have got good technicians and a very big targetman. That will never go out of fashion by the way. Everyone can talk to you about beautiful football but he [Nuhiu] is a big handful and I thought he played ever so well for them. Their technicians played off him and helped them play in the top third.

“We dealt with it okay for most of the game. We had a 20-minute spell where we couldn’t really get a grip of the game but we came through it, as we tend to do, with our strength and organisation.”

After recording his 50th win as Burnley boss, Dyche said: “In the first half, I didn’t think there was much in it.

“We had a couple of great chances, which we didn’t capitalise on, and in the first 20 minutes of the second half I thought they played excellently.

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“They were very good and made us work for what we had, and they got our organisation off kilter. But slowly but surely we got back on top. There was a fine stand up from Andre Gray for Matty Taylor’s goal and then the rawness that Andre’s got is a powerful weapon. He goes after things that others maybe wouldn’t.”

Dyche reckons the best is yet to come from his side.

“We’ve got players who are moulding, getting used to each other, and got guys getting fully fit,” he said.