Sean Dyche is ready to mix things up as he aims to lead Burnley back to the Premier League.

The Clarets come to Huddersfield Town four points clear at the top of the Championship, unbeaten in 13 league games and seeking a sixth successive win.

Dyche, a promotion winner with Burnley the season before last, says there are different ways to claim three points.

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And he believes the amount of possession - an area in which Town usually have the advantage over opponents - isn’t always relevant to the final result.

“The biggest stat in football is possession,” explained the 44-year-old.

“Everyone thought possession was king. Well it’s not, Leicester are proving that.

“Stats are there as markers and guides. You have to win games, however they come about.”

Dyche added: “I think we have a resilience about us and a capability to win games.

“And I make it clear, I like mixed football. I’m not too proud if we have to knock it down someone’s throat.

“We’ll do it, if we can pass and play, we’ll do that.

“If we have to win by a set-piece, we’ll look to do that, and we’ve had a really healthy mixture over the season so far.

“Tuesday (when Burnley won 3-2 at Fulham) was a bit of everything.

“People talk about our defence, but we’re the top scorers in the division (with 57).

“It’s fair to say I set the team up to score goals and win games.”

Dyche says he doesn’t concern himself about other results.

“We can’t worry too much about what happens elsewhere,” he said.

“It’s an anomaly that is outside your control. We look to control the controllables.

“The next one we’ll have a chance of controlling is Huddersfield.

“That’s our main focus, it’s not new, it’s not flippant, it’s the same rhetoric because I believe in it.”

Midfielder David Jones is expected to be available for the Roses derby after recovering from the Achilles problem that ruled him out against Fulham.