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Boyd: We Know What Is Required

15 April 2016

Winger George Boyd insists the players know what is required of the group, and everyone is striving together to achieve the long-term goal.

The wide man has four promotions to his name in his career, and a fifth could be on the cards for the Scotland international.

Boyd said: “There are no worries or concerns in the dressing room. We know we are five wins away from the Premier League.

“People forget the run we are on. We are 18 games unbeaten, one of the form team in the league and sitting second at the minute, so there’s certainly no tension in this camp.

“I’ve had this feeling in previous promotions when you’re on a run like this, when you go into every game thinking you are going to win - and that’s how we feel now.

“I think around 80% of this squad has been promoted from this division before, so we all know what to do and what is expected of us, and we are looking to use that experience to our advantage.”

The Clarets currently sit in second position in the league, with Brighton hosting Fulham on Friday night and Middlesbrough travelling to Bolton for a lunchtime kick off on Saturday.

But a focused Boyd believes Clarets fans and the team pulling in the same direction can only be a positive going into their fixture later in the day at Birmingham City.

“Their manager (Gary Rowett) won’t be letting their players heads be on the beach, I fully expect them to be at their best,” he insisted.

“They lost in midweek to Leeds, but they will be looking to bounce back with a win and finish their season strongly because they have had a good season.

“But our fans have sold out the allocation, which is brilliant! We want everyone to be behind us and making lots of noise and giving as much as they can in these final five games.

“We are on a great run at the minute and the remaining games at this stage of the season are all about getting points on the board.

“As always, we only concentrate on ourselves, and that won’t be any different in the remaining five games. They are five cup finals in a run-in we are all looking forward to.”

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