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Robinson: Heart And Desire Still So Strong

6 March 2017

Paul Robinson insists the Clarets must keep looking up the Premier League, despite drawing another blank on the road.

Robinson made his third Premier League start for Burnley at Swansea City on Saturday after skipper Tom Heaton was ruled out through illness.

The former England international made a couple of smart saves but was powerless to stop the impressive Swans clinching a 3-2 win in stoppage time to extend the Clarets' wait for an away win.

Despite the late blow of Fernando Llorente's winning header, Robinson was honest enough to admit Sean Dyche's side hadn't played well enough to warrant any reward at the Liberty Stadium.

But the Clarets slipped only one place to 12th-spot in the table and the former Tottenham, Blackburn and Leeds number-one is adamant they should still be setting ambitious targets.

"Results went our way but we've got to look at moving upwards," said Robinson.

"We are sitting in the middle of the table but we can't think that's it, we're done now.

"We need to push on and get above that 40-point mark and see where we can go, because we are a good enough to team to do so."



Robinson admits the Clarets' record away from Turf Moor remains unacceptable as they face up to two more away games at Liverpool and Sunderland.

But the vastly experienced keeper is backing the spirit in the dressing room to keep the Football League champions moving forward.

"We've got more than enough to see the job through," Robinson added.

"We didn't play well on Saturday but we still almost got something out of the game.

"Of the teams I've been with, there's a lot more heart and desire in this dressing room. We will stay up this year.

"We are still nine points clear of the bottom three and still grinding out performances, whether they are immaculate performances or just a dig-in like Saturday when things weren't going our way.

"That's what the lads will always give here."


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