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Sean Dyche has sent a message to Eddie Howe and Newcastle United ahead of the Premier League game on Saturday.
A victory would move The Clarets out of the relegation zone, while the Magpies are also eager to have a successful game under the newly-appointed boss.
Speaking about the upcoming match and, particularly, about Howe, Dyche said during the pre-match conference:
“I am pleased to see him back [in management]. I text him and said I hoped it goes well, though not against us obviously!
“He will still be finding his best route and best mix at Newcastle. Whilst the long term money is very beneficial but short term, you have to find a way.
“Eddie will know that the January window is tough no matter if you have money or not and you have a short period of time to make it all work. It is about getting points on the board.”
He added: “I have a lot of respect for Eddie – he knows that. He has worked at a club he knows at Bournemouth.
“He has gone into Newcastle and I am sure will continue to make his mark with his staff. Other than the game I look forward to crossing paths and seeing him.
“But when the whistle blows that will go out of the window because we want to win the game.”