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Boyd Targets Tigers

9 September 2016

George Boyd believes Saturday’s game against Hull City represents a good chance to cement their Premier League ambition.

The Clarets have three points from their opening three league games, and have experienced the highs and lows already, with a notable victory over Liverpool followed by a chastening loss at Chelsea.

However, Boyd insists that results against the so-called superpowers will not define the Clarets’ season, and that the weekend visit of his former club is another chance to lay down a marker.

The wide man said: “The beauty of the Championship is you usually have a game on the Tuesday to get a defeat out of your system, but we know we weren’t at our best against Chelsea.

“It was a reality check of the level we’re at. But on the other hand they were very, very good so you can’t get too downbeat about it.

“We feel we’ve had a good start and hopefully we can continue that into the Hull game.

“Games against the likes of Chelsea are not going to define our season. Saturday is the type of games that probably will and we need to be picking points up if we have ambitions of staying in the league.

“It’s only three points, just as any other game, but it’s one from the mini-league, so to speak.”

Boyd feels the Clarets bought well in the transfer window, to add quality to the squad.
And the feeling inside the camp now is that the club can push on in the coming months and push up the league.

Boyd added: "Inside the camp we are not looking at just surviving.

“We are looking to push up the league and have that mentality within the four walls that we are not ‘little old Burnley’ and we deserve to be further up the league.

“We’ve had a great 10 days training and everyone came back well from international duty, so it’s been a good time to get back to the training ground and look to improve.

“We can definitely look at the positives from the start we’ve had and if we can get the result we want, I think six points from the first four games would be decent.”

If you can’t make it to Turf Moor tomorrow, there is live commentary on Clarets Player HD, with Phil Bird joined by Andy Farrell. CLICK HERE for more details.

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