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Tom Looks To Turn Heat-on QPR

25 October 2013

Tom Heaton insists Burnley must remain focused on themselves in Saturday’s big Turf Moor showdown with QPR.

The two sides go into the game occupying the top two spots in the Championship, with Rangers the only side in the country yet to lose a game.

But Heaton claims the Clarets have no reason to fear their opposition and will concentrate on their own game.

The Burnley keeper: “We all know they’ve got a lot of good individuals, but we won’t be over focused on them.



“We’ll be focused on what we can bring to the game and I think if we show the same endeavour as recent weeks we can get a good result.

“Both teams have started well and it’s got the makings of a good game. It’s just important for us to focus on us on what we’re doing.” 

Victory on Saturday would see Burnley equal their best ever start to a season, with the Clarets having won seven of their last eight league games.

In that time, Heaton has only conceded four 4 goals.

And the last line of the Clarets defence has heaped praise on those in front of him for their defensive displays. 

“If the lads in front can stop the ball, it’s great for me!” insisted Heaton.

“In the last two or three games I’ve barely had a save to make, which is great and there’s no moaning from me, that’s how I want it!

“The boys in front of me are doing a great job and long may that continue.”

Heaton insists the Clarets are worthy leaders of the division, after picking up 29 points from their 12 games.

But ahead of their sternest test of the season so far, the summer signing warned the side have achieved nothing yet.

Heaton said: “When I first walked through the door there was definitely something there that I could see.

“I could see appetite and ability and the important thing was putting that all together and taking it into the season, which after pre-season I think we did,”

“But there’s no patting each other on the back just yet. It’s all about focusing on the job in hand and everyone’s looking forward to Saturday.”

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Story by Tom Kenworthy

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