Championship defender makes prediction that Burnley fans will love

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson has backed Burnley to “stay up no problem” – despite sitting nervously close to the relegation zone.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 3:02 pm
Burnley manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Sean Dyche’s men are in action against a depleted Leicester City this evening aiming to extend their five-point advantage over the bottom three.

Fulham can exit the relegation zone on goal difference at the expense of Newcastle United with a win against Tottenham tomorrow.

It is the upturn in form of Scott Parker’s side that has forced clubs in the bottom half of the table to look over their shoulders.

But Dawson, now at Nottingham Forest, is confident the Clarets will retain their Premier League status.

“They’ve got a fighting spirit in and among that group, you can really see the togetherness,” the 37-year-old told Sky Sports’ Football Show.

"Turf Moor is a tough place to go and when the ball goes forward, they’ve got Wood, Rodriguez, Ashley Barnes and Vydra - they’ve got players who can cause problems.

"I think they’ll be safe. They can win football matches. They’ve not scored many goals but defensively, they are normally very strong and a team that fights for one another.

"Sean Dyche knows what they are – they’re an honest group of players who will work and fight for each right until the very end, and that’s why I think they’ll stay up no problem.