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Sean Dyche on his return to Chesterfield

29 July 2015

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Former Chesterfield captain and current Burnley manager Sean Dyche made his first visit to the Proact as a manager on Saturday, and spoke to PlayerHD after the friendly.

Dyche's Spireites career spanned from 1990 to 1997, climaxing with the unforgettable 1997 FA Cup semi-final run and including two other Wembley play-off wins.

Now in charge with the Clarets, Dyche saw his side take a two-goal lead in North Derbyshire before a stirring comeback from the hosts saw the Spireites grab a last-gasp 3-2 pre-season win.

Dyche described his feelings being back in the Chesterfield fold: "It's been great to see some old faces here, I've bumped into a few along the way and we're staying over tonight so we'll be around here tomorrow to remind my kids about where a big part of my career took place as a player.

"I've enjoyed it and I always had a good relationship with the supporters here, just as I now do with the Burnley fans. It's been nice all round - apart from the result of course!"

Dyche explained that despite having highs and lows while at Saltergate the supporters remained behind him and helped him to find the position on the field to succeed in.

"I had seven seasons here and over that time they were always fair with me," said Dyche. "I had a few ups and downs in the early days with injuries and switching positions. 

"Once I found my spot to play in and started maturing as a player I enjoyed it and I had a fantastic time here."

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