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Gray: Winning Is All That Matters

18 March 2016

Andre Gray says the Clarets good run will mean nothing if they don’t get over the line in the promotion race this season.

The 24-year-old has netted 20 times alongside in-form strike partner Sam Vokes, who has scored 9 times in his last 13 outings.

And having suffered Play-Off heartache with Brentford last season, Gray is determined to stay in the automatic spots, starting with a win over his hometown club Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

He said: “It’s gone better for me than last season as I’ve bettered my record so it’s been good in that respect but I don’t want to be in the Play-Offs.

“I want to go up automatically so unless we do that it’ll be the same kind of season as I had at Brentford.

“You can’t go into a game thinking you’re not going to score, you have to believe. Sometimes that has happened, some it hasn’t but as long as we’re winning games I don’t mind.

“All that matters is winning, especially as this time of the season. As long as we go up and get over the line that’s all that matters.

“We’re obviously been on a good run but it will mean nothing if we don’t get over the line and get promotion.

“The team spirit has been excellent since I’ve been here, it’s a bit higher now because we’re top of the league but there is still a job to be done and a long way to go so we’re very grounded.”

Two away victories in a week followed up the East Lancashire derby win over Blackburn Rovers.

And the Championship’s leading marksman, who also has 7 assists, was full of the praise for the togetherness between the players and fans.

“It’s a together club and the fans have stuck with us through the times we’ve lost and they’re still with us now.

“The support they’ve given us, particularly away from home, has been fantastic in the last few games.

“They have come out in numbers and thankfully we’ve given them some victories on the road as well.

“We still need to keep that going and hopefully they’ll stay with us and help get us over the line.”

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