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Hendrick Hails Fighting Spirit

31 January 2019

Jeff Hendrick believes Burnley’s fighting spirit can see them triumph in their battle to pull away from danger.

The Clarets’ entertain Southampton at Turf Moor this weekend looking to extend their impressive five-game unbeaten league run.

Hendrick, whose versatility has been invaluable in building momentum, said: “In the last few games we’ve been back to ourselves and working hard.

"That’s the main thing for us and I think even the likes of Manchester United found that hard, particularly in the first half when we put the ball in behind them and fought for everything.

“The draw there was tough to take because of the lead we had, but when you sit back and look at who it was against and the run they’ve been on, it’s a great point.

“Recently, we’ve managed to get the first goal in games, which is always massive in this league and we knew it would change if we kept doing the right things.

“We had a little debrief a while ago, where we talked about getting back to doing what we do best.

“We did that pretty quickly and got on a good run, so we need to continue that going forwards.”

The Irish international, who celebrated his 27th birthday on Thursday, added: “It’s tight at the bottom, as it always is.

“Teams are fighting hard, as we’ve seen in the past couple of days, but we just need to focus on ourselves.

“We know Southampton is a big game, but again they all are.

“Tuesday at Manchester United was just as massive, but with them being close to us it will be a tough match.

“I’m sure we’ll get to the stadium on Saturday and our fans will be brilliant and right behind us, so hopefully we can put in a performance as we have been recently.”

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