Framework is key to promotion hopes – Heaton

Skipper Tom Heaton is hoping the Claret and Blue juggernaught keeps rolling back to the Premier League.

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 10:06 am
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Burnley have lost just once in 10 league games, and only twice so far this seasoon in climbing to third place in the Championship.

Indeed, under Sean Dyche, the Clarets have suffered only seven defeats in their last 62 Championship outings.

And Heaton said, after the win at Blackburn made it seven wins from 10 games: “We keep momentum moving forward, keep it rolling.

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“We’ve been going well and we’ll look for that to snowball to keep winning games.”

Burnley still have more to come, in terms of fluid football, but their spirit and mentality is helping find a way to win at present, and the captain admitted: “There’s different ways to win a football match, which is what the manager says to us all the time.

“Something that’s been instilled in this team is that foundation of being solid at the back and the framework of the team.

“That gives us a chance in any game. We’re tough to beat, tough to break down and tough to score against.

“Then we’ve got enough quality to score goals. You don’t always have to knock it around like Brazil to win.”

The win at Blackburn brought a fourth clean sheet and he added; “If you keep the ball out of the net then you stand a great chance of winning because we’ve got a lot of players who can score goals from different areas. We’ve got goals all over.

“We’ve got that back foot defending.

“We stick in there, we’re solid and we’re tough to break down.”