Sean Dyche believes unity is Burnley’s strength in the build up to the top of the table clash with Derby County at Turf Moor this weekend.
The Clarets sit proudly in second spot in the Championship, two points ahead of Saturday’s visitors, who lie third.
And Dyche has highlighted the togetherness in the Clarets camp as a major factor that can drive the team on for the rest of the campaign.
He said: “With the rich heritage, history and fabric of the club, it’s important that the town, the people and the club are all together.
“Ever since I’ve been here I’ve spoke about a one club mentality.
“I’ve always said winning accelerates that feeling, but it needs to be there if things don’t go to plan.
“I think it’s a valuable asset to any club, but never more so than a town club like Burnley with the connection it has to the people.”
“What’s so great here is that they (the fans) have so much faith in the team.
“In the recent Millwall game, when we went 1-0 down, there was a calmness between both the players and the fans.
“I think that’s because the fans believe that the team will give everything to get back in to the game.
Danny Ings levels v Millwall
“I’d like to think there is a trust between this group of players, that the fans know the minimum they are going to see is maximum effort.
“That’s what I would want to see as a fan.
“And if you add in some real quality, a good tactical framework and energy, you’ve got a great mixture, so we’ve got to keep that mixture right and keep delivering.”
Burnley, who are nine games unbeaten against the Rams, could open a five-point gap with a win.
And the Burnley boss, whose side are also unbeaten in the league in 2014, insists his players will be ready to do battle in the Championship clash of the day.
Jason Shackell on target against former club Derby in the victory at Pride Park in August
Dyche said: “Both teams have been doing really well. We’ve shown all season that we’re capable, so this is no different.
“It’s another big game, another three points we’re searching for and another win we want to grip and hold within us.
“The squad are in good shape mentally and great shape physically, so they are ready and raring to go, that’s for sure!”
Tickets for the match against the Rams are already selling well and it looks set to be a fantastic atmosphere on the day.
Adults from £28
Seniors from £17
U 22’s from £15
U 18’s from £8
Tickets can be purchased online from ClaretsStore.com HERE, over the phone 0871 221 1914 (option 1) or by calling in to the Turf Moor Ticket Office