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Duff Sets Out The Clarets Goal

27 April 2015

Michael Duff has targeted three wins from four games as Burnley seek a Premier League lifeline.

Saturday’s defeat to Leicester leaves the Clarets five points from safety with just four games remaining, starting with Saturday’s trip to West Ham United.

And Duff, the elder statesman of the squad, accepts the Clarets are now entering the last chance saloon.

He said: “Nothing has changed. Before game one we were written off and after game 10 we were written off, but we pay no attention to outside sources.

“We know what we have to do. We have to start winning games and if not, we know what will happen.

“I’d imagine we’ll need at least three wins, but unless we win at least a couple then we’re not going to give ourselves a chance.

“Leicester have just won four games on the spin, so I don’t think we can write ourselves off yet.

“But we know we are at the business end now and performances aren’t enough. It’s about points and we are not naïve enough to think we are doing ok, but keep getting beat.”

The goals have dried up for Sean Dyche’s side, who have now scored just once in eight games following Matt Taylor’s penalty miss against the Foxes at Turf Moor last weekend.

Duff added: “There’s no hiding away from the facts. You are never going to win games unless you score, but it’s the hardest thing to do in football and that’s why the top players go for tens of millions of pounds.

“It’s something we’ve had to battle with all season because we can’t go and buy Lionel Messi, unfortunately, so we have to work as a team to change things.”

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