Date: 2nd March 2017 at 7:59pm
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England goalkeeper Tom Heaton has said he’s looking up the table and not down as we go into this weekend’s clash with Swansea City.

With Burnley heading to the Liberty Stadium still in search of an away win this year, we are nine points clear of the relegation places with 12 matches remaining in the campaign and Heaton is confident we will break our away duck soon.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own pre game press conference, Heaton spoke about the squad travelling in good spirits and with plenty of points still to play for, he was hoping for further improvement in our Premier League placing.

‘There’s a long way to go. We’ve obviously put ourselves in a good position. That’s realistic. It’s important now we go and finish the job. We want to go and make sure we step on from here, not maintain it. We want to get better and improve, keep the home form going but look to get more points away from home. That’s our mind-set, we are looking to press forward and not rest on any laurels at all.’

With two points on our travels so far this year, and the seven straight losses brought to an end in the game against Hull City, Heaton knew that would be a confidence boost for the group going into this one and he described Hull as being a ‘big point’ for us.

‘I think early on in the season we perhaps didn’t put the performances in and reach the standards we set. We have changed that. The last six or seven performances have been very good. We haven’t picked up the results until Hull, but we felt we’ve been very close and have played some of the top sides and pushed them close. At Hull we picked up a point and we are looking to build on that now. We have got to the point where we are pleased with the performances and I think if we continue to do that and keep moving forward, it will stand us in good stead to pick up more.’

With 12 games left, picking up the away victory this weekend would certainly be a great boost to confidence going into the final run in for 2016/17.

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