Sean Dyche delivered the message “bring it on” ahead of tonight’s Sky Bet Championship visit of table-topping Middlesbrough at Turf Moor.
The Clarets know that a win would mean that they return to the summit of the Championship going into the last three games regardless of other results.
And Dyche insists that his team are enjoying the pressure of the promotion race as they look to deliver another performance to extend their incredible unbeaten run to 20 games.
Dyche said: “Inevitably there is more tension for some clubs going into the last few games but I see it as enjoyable pressure.
“We’ve been down this road before which does help. We go to win as we have done all season so bring it on, we’re ready!
“We’re all thirsty to be back in the Premier League and it’s very rare that that is an easy ride, but we’ve earnt the right to be challenging.
“We’ll take it one game at a time as we have done all the way throughout the season, and the next challenge is Middlesbrough.”
Burnley returned to second place after a vital win against Birmingham City on Saturday in front of a 2,322-strong away support.
Turf Moor is heading for a sell-out ahead of the visit of Aitor Karanka’s men and Dyche believes that could make all the difference if supporters can create another special atmosphere under the lights.
“It was an enjoyable experience for all and on Saturday, the fans were amazing again and they get right behind the lads as they know the challenge that we face and they know they can play a pivotal part in it.”
“They have been brilliant all season and we’ve given them reasons to be excited but as I’ve made clear all along, the noise and support that the fans can bring plays a huge part and they know that.
“The lads know what’s at stake but the majority of the squad and myself have experienced it before so we know what we need to do in order to see it through.
“All games in this league are important whether they’re played at the beginning or the end of the season, but the lads are ready and I’m sure we can deliver a good performance.”