George Boyd is confident Burnley can come out on top against Hull in their table-topping clash on Saturday.
The Turf Moor showdown pits two of the Championship’s in-form teams against each other, with the Clarets unbeaten in six league games and the Tigers on a run of six consecutive victories in all competitions.
But Boyd, 30, is eyeing victory against his former club to close the gap on the automatic promotion spots.
The wide man said: “It is always nice to see a few familiar faces but we know how important it is to win the game on Saturday to close the gap.
“Steve Bruce will be looking to get one over on us, but we are confident that we can get the win and make a move on those top two places.
“I think you would have to say that we are two of the most in-form sides at the minute and it should be a great game.
“The last three or four games have been brilliant and the win against Derby at home was important against a team in and around us.
“It is important again on Saturday against Hull to get the three points and close the gap.”
The Clarets are finding goals easy to come by at the moment, scoring 13 goals in their last four league matches, including successive away wins at MK Dons and Brentford.
And Boyd is confident his team can continue that run on their return to Turf Moor.
He admitted: “We had a bit of a sticky spell in December when we were not taking the chances but now we are scoring goals from different areas.
“It’s not just Andre (Gray) and Sam (Vokes), the midfield are chipping in now as well and we are creating lots of chances.
“It takes the pressure off the front two and it is great for us that we are taking those chances because we are being more ruthless and you can tell by the goals that we are scoring.”
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