It’s up to us to deliver a performance
Burnley make the short journey to Horwich tomorrow to take on Bolton Wanderers and Neil Lennon whose side are currently next to bottom in the Championship.
Burnley will be looking to complete the double over Wanderers and Lennon said today: “We have to be careful because they are one of the top teams in the division. They know how to get out of this division.
“They are streetwise and they’ve got real quality to their squad so it would be folly to go gung ho against a team like that but we certainly want to attack a bit better than we did on Tuesday (they lost 1-0 at Birmingham), that’s for sure.”
Of his own team, and their hopes for the remainder of the season, he added: “We’re not getting blown away in any games, we’re not getting overrun in any games and the players are still giving everything so there’s thirteen games to go and seven points in it between us and MK.
“I still think somebody will come back into it from higher up and we need to start picking up some wins to put pressure on the teams above us.”
Burnley will be well prepared for the game, as always, and Sean Dyche will show Bolton the same respect shown to every other club in the division.
Ahead of tomorrow’s game, he said: “It’s about the thirst for the next result and not relying on the last one. You need to find the balance and although the feel good factor of a good result gives you the confidence to go forwards, you still have to earn the right and know that games are not given to you.
“That’s the culture we set here and we like to think we keep things pretty level here. We never get too high with the highs or too low with the lows. We just look at the challenges ahead and I think the players enjoy that.”
He said of Bolton: “I think Lennie (Bolton boss Lennon) is doing really well to keep the group motivated. I have seen them and they are still a decent side, I think.
“He has had to manage a group through a lot of challenges this season and it looks like there’s a different feel now with the takeover. Who knows what that will bring for everyone there, but all they can do is keep performing and they are still searching to make things better on the pitch.
“We certainly don’t take them for granted, that’s for sure. We have to be aware of that challenge, but it’s up to us to deliver a performance.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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