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Boyd Seeks Winning End To Big Week

3 February 2017

George Boyd believes a bumper few days at Turf Moor have shown the Clarets mean business.

And he is determined to cap a wonderful week with a first away win of the season at Watford on Saturday.

After securing an FA Cup fifth-round tie at home to non-league Lincoln City, Burnley then beat champions Leicester City on Tuesday night to move into the Premier League’s top 10.

On the same evening they confirmed the club record buy of Norwich City wideman Robbie Brady – just hours after the arrival of Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood.

And Boyd admits things couldn’t have gone much better.

He said: “It’s been a great week. It was another big win against the champions and two great additions will strengthen us even more.

“I was with Robbie at Hull and he’s a fantastic player and I know Westy was with Lowts (Matthew Lowton) at Villa.

“They are two great players with Premier League experience. They trained yesterday, will have their little sing-a-long on Friday and will settle straight in.

“To bring that sort of quality in and to be 10th in the league is brilliant for us.

“I think last time we didn’t really buy in the January transfer window. To bring that quality in shows how far the club is progressing.

“A new training ground, record signings, it’s a club going places.”

Michael Keane was on target as Burnley beat Watford 2-0 in September

The only thing currently missing from the Clarets’ form book is an away victory in the Premier League.

That omission hasn’t stopped Sean Dyche’s men powering up the table on the back of an awesome home record and going 10 points clear of the bottom three.

But Boyd is keen to put the record straight and believes the performances Burnley have strung together in single-goal defeats at West Ham, Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal either side of the turn of the year suggests a three-pointer is on the way.

“It doesn’t really (matter) because we are 10th in the league,” added the Clarets’ midfielder as he prepared for the trip to Vicarage Road where Burnley will be seeking a win double over the 13th-placed Hornets.

“But obviously we want to win away from home and I think after the performances lately it will be a matter of time before we do that.

“We have played three of the top teams in our last four and been strong in every one. If we can play at that level at Watford we can definitely get something.

“We are playing teams around us now which is a great opportunity for us to open the gap even more.

“It’s never been on our minds. The confidence we are playing with at the minute we feel we can beat anyone. I think that’s shown in the way we are playing.

“Everyone seems like they belong at this level now, which is great feeling.”

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