"Obviously the Europa League we spoke about" - Charlie Taylor on Burnley's European hopes, if the Premier League season can be completed

Charlie Taylor admits the squad were talking about the prospect of qualifying for Europe for a second time in three seasons before lockdown.

Charlie Taylor denies Anthony Martial at Old Trafford
Charlie Taylor denies Anthony Martial at Old Trafford

The Clarets sit 10th in the Premier League table with nine games remaining, six points adrift of Manchester United in fifth, which could be a Champions League slot if Manchester City's UEFA ban is upheld.

They are two points shy of eighth, which could also mean a return to the Europa League.

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Burnley were unbeaten in seven league games before the shutdown, winning at Old Trafford and drawing at home with Arsenal and Spurs in that time.

Sean Dyche was named manager of the month for February, and Taylor said: "At the point the season got suspended we were on a seven-game unbeaten run.

"We played some very tough teams in that time as well.

"I think we were sat about 10th in the league and we were desperate just to kick on and finish the league and see how high we could get.

"Obviously we seemed to be pretty safe from relegation at that point, but we wanted to go on and set new targets.

"Obviously the Europa League we spoke about, and I think just taking it a game at a time, just seeing how high up that league we could get and see where it took us."

It just remains to be seen whether the powers that be deem the season possible to continue.

"I think everyone's just dying to get back and finish the season, but I think obviously as well as that just when it's safe to do so," Taylor added. "Like I say, hopefully it's not too far away at all."