Ben Mee is backing the Clarets to keep climbing after a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough took Sean Dyche’s men up to 14th place in the Premier League table.
Mee turned in another polished performance in the centre of the Burnley defence to help secure a first clean sheet at Turf Moor since the end of September as Andre Gray struck the Boxing Day winner.
And a sixth home victory of the campaign means Burnley now have 20 points with 18 games gone – six more than Sunderland, who occupy the final relegation slot and are the next visitors to Turf Moor next Saturday.
Sponsors’ man-of-the-match Mee said: “It was a very good win for us. The conditions weren’t the best but it’s a big win and we’re all very happy.
“It was very scrappy. You could tell it wasn’t going to be the highest quality games.
“It was very blustery out there, which kind of ruined the quality of the game a little bit, but we’re not too fussed about that.
“It’s a big marker to reach that 20-point mark. We would like to be better away from home and if we are we are going to climb that table pretty well.”