Burnley manager Sean Dyche said the travel problems encountered by his side will have no impact on tonight’s Europa League match against Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
The Clarets were forced to postpone last night’s scheduled pre-match press conference and visit to Pittodrie due to flight issues.
Dyche, speaking at Pittodrie this morning, said: “The trip was no problem. It sometimes happens. The flight had a technical problem and we were delayed a bit.
“We were flying out of Manchester and most of our players live in south-west Manchester. They popped home for a couple of hours.
“It was only a couple of hours and no big drama.”
The match against the Dons is Burnley’s first game in European football for 51 years.
Dyche said: “Most people have said Aberdeen are a similar team to ourselves.
“They are organised and willing to work. Derek McInnes’ sides are always very fit.
“They have a good fanbase that backs the team.
“Our job is to cope with that and deliver our performance.
“If we do that then we will have a better chance of taking care of business.
“We are still in pre-season and looking at the bigger picture but we are also focused on getting a performance tonight.
“It is a double-edged sword as we want to perform well tonight and we also want to prepare well for the Premier League.
“We don’t take anyone lightly.
“There is a lot of excitement in the town about being in Europe.
“We look at as a real badge of honour to be playing in this competition.”
Dyche confirmed goalkeeper Tom Heaton has not travelled to Aberdeen due to a calf injury. Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour will also miss out.