Sean Dyche admits there is a sense of pride following Burnley’s best start to a top-flight season since 1973.
The Clarets could improve on their impressive sixth placed standing with victory over West Ham United at Turf Moor.
But Dyche insists the hard work starts now as his side look to follow-up their win at Everton with another three points to the total.
The gaffer said: “There has to be pride in what we have achieved because that’s a good marker for Burnley on the journey we’re on.
“On the other hand it can’t be taken as a given. Every game is a challenge, home and away and we have to stay focused.
“But there is a pride and we are in good shape, as a club, not just as a team, but there is a lot of work to be done, so let’s get on with it!”
West Ham arrive at Turf Moor on the back of a good win against Swansea City, which sealed back-to-back wins at home in the league to ease the Hammers away from the foot of the league.
And Dyche is sure the Londoners, managed by Slaven Bilic, will pose another test for his side today.
He added: “There is a pretty high expectation I think at West Ham on what they are, what they want to be and what they have been in the past.
“I have a lot of respect for all the managers and Slaven will be making sense of what he needs with his group, but one thing for sure is they are still a good side.
“I’ve seen them this season and I look at the individuals they’ve got. They can be effective if they if they play, and be playing longer and stronger and they are certainly a force to be reckoned with and another team, we have to be on our toes with.”