Scott Arfield says the Clarets are not placing extra significance on their upcoming run of fixtures as they prepare to take on QPR this weekend at Turf Moor.
The flying Scot, who played a vital role in the spirited fightbacks against Manchester City and Newcastle United, acknowledges that more will be made of the games against teams around them.
But it is not something the squad concern themselves with, as they continue to focus on one game at a time – a mantra that has served them well thus far.
Arfield said: “I think it’s a big one but every game has been the same from the start of the season, we know what it is about and what we need to do.
“It’s all about getting the three points on Saturday and we know this month could prove crucial come the end of the season.
“But last season we had the mentality of ‘one game at a time’ and I don’t think that will change.
“We’ll just look at the first one and that’s QPR on Saturday and then prepare for the others.
“The period coming up might carry a bit of extra significance because they’re games against the teams around us but for us it’s the same.
“It’s all about two teams on Saturday going out and trying to pick up three points from that game.”
The Clarets go into the game on the back of two away draws against Manchester City and Newcastle United, before an FA Cup draw at Turf Moor against Tottenham Hotspur.
And Arfield believes the squad can take the momentum from those results into the next few games, staring with QPR, despite not accumulating as many points as he feels they could of.
The 26-year-old added: “Over the festive period I think we could have had more points to show for our efforts, especially against Liverpool at Turf Moor.
“In certain games, even in the Manchester City and Newcastle games we had chances to win them so it’s about putting points on the board again.
“The fans get behind us and the players and the fans really are on the same page here. They’re going to turn up in numbers on Saturday and it’s up to us to try and deliver.
“The spirit was evident over the duration of the festive period and people make a lot of that period.
“But we put demand in each other and demand in ourselves to hit the heights and we’ll be looking to take all three points this weekend.”