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Boyd: We're In Confident Mood!

19 February 2016

George Boyd feels the Clarets have hit form at just the right time as the Sky Bet Championship promotion race hots up.

Sean Dyche’s men are unbeaten in eight going into this weekend’s home clash with Rotherham United at Turf Moor.

And while Boyd is wary of a difficult afternoon after a side potentially rejuvenated under Neil Warnock, confidence is high amongst the squad.

He said: "We're loving it. We're full of confidence at the moment as we're on a good run of form but Rotherham will provide a stiff test.

"They've got a new manager so they'll be up for it but if we can withhold them for the first twenty minutes when they get in our faces, hopefully our quality will shine through.

"It's massive and I think the momentum has come at the right time. We've come through a sticky spell where the games have been hard with flying colours.

“We’re thoroughly enjoying it at the minute and I think you can see that in our football.”

The Clarets are now on the coattails of the top two in Hull City and Middlesbrough, with just two points separating them from second spot.

Boyd experienced promotion with the Tigers automatically in a nervy finish back in 2013, and the winger feels his teammates have enough big game experience to gain promotion that way this time around.

Further competition was added this week with the signing of Lloyd Dyer, who has twice tasted promotion himself with MK Dons and Leicester City, striking the decisive, title-clinching blow on both occasions.

Boyd added: “I think it's fantastic to have even more strength in depth and competition for places.

“It's good for the gaffer and it keeps everyone on their toes because if you're not performing someone else will come in.

“I think if you look at our first ten games in the Premier League last season, if we’d have hit the form we did after that we’d have easily stayed in the division.

“We’ve got that experience in the squad of getting promoted. You’ve got that experience of playing in big games and the pressure of that so it will be vital.”

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