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Arfield Shares Special Feeling

5 April 2014

Scott Arfield has admitted the reaction of the fans made him realise the significance of his late equaliser away at Watford.

The Scot struck just four minutes from time to hand Burnley a potentially precious point at Vicarage Road and send the travelling Clarets supporters into ecstasy.

Sean Dyche’s team came from behind to rescue a draw after Troy Deeney’s early opener for Watford.

And Arfield was keen to highlight the importance of the fans’ celebrations while also sharing credit for his goal with Chris Baird who registered his first assist in the Burnley colours.

He said: “I don’t think we were at our best today and in the first half we were even below par.

“But it just shows you the character that we’ve got in the team. We kept going until the dying minutes and we got a valuable point.

“It felt a wee bit special to get the goal as you could hear the fans singing which made you realise what a vital one it was.

“The fans have been different class at home and even better away. This is what is driving us on and they’re pivotal in what we try to do at the club.

“You hear them sing right to the dying minutes and you know how far they’ve travelled and how much it means to them.

“For the goal, I think it was all about the pass. Bairdy wrapped it in and I managed to take a nice touch that took the defender out and slot the ball in the bottom corner.”

With Queens Park Rangers and Derby County both losing their respective fixtures, the draw sent Burnley ten points clear in second place in the Championship table with six rounds of games left to be played before the end of the season.

However, Arfield is still keeping his feet on the ground and remains stuck to the ‘one game at a time’ mentality installed by the manager.

This means the midfielder has already turned his focus to the next challenge and the match away at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

He added: “I will have a look at the table tonight, but our mentality remains exactly the same as it has been since the Bolton game [at the opening weekend of the season] and it is not going to change until the last one!

“We take each game as it comes and next up is Barnsley.

“We know they are struggling, but they got points on the board in the last three to four weeks and it will be hard for us.

“There are points up for grabs, regardless of the opposition’s league position and it is up to us to go and get them.”

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