Date: 6th March 2017 at 2:51pm
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Despite the disappointing defeat to Swansea City last weekend, experienced goalkeeper Paul Robinson has said Burnley continue to look up the table and not down.

Robinson made his third Premier League start for Burnley on Saturday with skipper Tom Heaton ruled out with illness, and Burnley did go on to lose the game three two at the Liberty Stadium and it’s fair to say it was a below par performance by usual standards.

Holding his hands up to that and admitting that although their winner was gutting, the former England stopper knew that had we taken a point we would’ve effectively stolen it.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own post game press interviews, Robinson insisted the side would dust themselves down and give it all they’ve got for the remaining matches this year so all talk turns from potentially slipping into a relegation battle, and that talk becomes just how high can the club now finish.

‘Results went our way but we’ve got to look at moving upwards. We are sitting in the middle of the table but we can’t think that’s it, we’re done now. We need to push on and get above that 40-point mark and see where we can go, because we are a good enough to team to do so.’

With our poor away record this season, Robinson went on to admit that it was unacceptable but the players were doing all they could to change that, and clearly the Swansea showing was the proverbial bad day at the office given previous performances on our travels, but he knew the spirit in the dressing room should see improvement before the campaign ends.

‘We’ve got more than enough to see the job through. We didn’t play well on Saturday but we still almost got something out of the game. Of the teams I’ve been with, there’s a lot more heart and desire in this dressing room. We will stay up this year. We are still nine points clear of the bottom three and still grinding out performances, whether they are immaculate performances or just a dig-in like Saturday when things weren’t going our way. That’s what the lads will always give here.’

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