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Heaton Determined To Finish The Job

2 March 2017

Tom Heaton is determined to keep looking forward as the Clarets go in search of a first away win at Swansea City.

Burnley head for South Wales on Saturday in 11th-place in the Premier League, having doubled their points’ tally on the road with last Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Hull City.

That kept Sean Dyche’s men nine points clear of the relegation places with 12 games to go.

And while no-one at Turf Moor is taking top-flight safety for granted, Heaton wants to look up, rather than down.

The Clarets’ captain said: "There's a long way to go. We've obviously put ourselves in a good position. That's realistic.

"It's important now we go and finish the job.

"We want to go and make sure we step on from here, not maintain (it).

"We want to get better and improve, keep the home form going but look to get more points away from home.

"That's our mind-set, we are looking to press forward and not rest on any laurels at all.”

The Clarets are yet to win away this term but have become increasingly competitive and after a run of seven successive away defeats, deservedly stopped the rot against the Tigers.

Heaton admitted Michael Keane’s equaliser at the KCOM Stadium had secured a “big point” and the Clarets’ goalkeeper is confident there are more to come.

"I think early on in the season we perhaps didn't put the performances in and reach the standards we set,” added the England international ahead of Burnley’s trip to Wales.

"We have changed that. The last six or seven performances have been very good. We haven't picked up the results until Hull, but we felt we've been very close and have played some of the top sides and pushed them close.

"At Hull we picked up a point and we are looking to build on that now. We have got to the point where we are pleased with the performances and I think if we continue to do that and keep moving forward, it will stand us in good stead to pick up more.”

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