Date: 30th March 2017 at 8:36pm
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New England debutant Michael Keane is back with the group as we prepare for the weekend’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur and whilst he enjoyed his England experience he’s firmly focused on trying to take a positive result at Turf Moor this weekend to push us closer to mathematical survival.

Sitting in 13th place in the top flight table, eight points above Hull City in the dropzone, Keane knows we just need another few points to be mathematically safe in what so far is a successful battle against the drop.

Until that point happens, he told the Burnley Express that nobody could get carried away with success so far, the time to enjoy it is when we are guaranteed to be in the Premier League next year.

The 24 year old explained that at this time of the season, whilst we’d still like to start rectifying our home and away form, simply put we don’t care where the points come from as long as they come.

‘Of course we can; if we keep up doing what we`ve been doing all season then that`ll be the case. We`ve got some difficult games though, it`s not going to be easy, but the fans will stick behind us and give us the support that we need.’

Keane went on to say.

‘We would`ve taken that at the start of the season so we can`t complain. It`s disappointing that we haven`t got that win away from home but we just need to continue our home form now. We`ve had four tough games away so we`re looking forward to going back to Turf Moor. If that`s the way it is then so be it. I would happily take that. At the start of the season we would`ve taken that and it`s probably the best way to do it in front of your home fans.’

With the club boasting the sixth best home form in the top division this year with the final run in now upon us, he added.

‘I can`t wait to get back to Turf Moor, get the fans behind us because they`ve been great for us this season. It`ll be good for all the lads and it`ll be great if we can get a win again. It feels like ages since we`ve been there. Having been so good there as well it`s a shame that we haven`t played in a while. All the lads are really looking forward to it. We`ve been running every team close lately. Spurs are obviously a great team full of top class players so it`ll be tough but we`ll have to make sure that we`re right at it like we have been.’

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