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Taylor Wants Triple Tonic

Defender aims for hat-trick of Premier League wins to keep on climbing

11 January 2019

Charlie Taylor is starting to like the look of the Premier League table a little more.

But he knows the Clarets can’t take their foot off the gas if it’s to continue to make good reading.

Burnley went into Christmas in the relegation places and suffered a further set-back with a 5-1 Boxing Day defeat to Everton.

But maximum points from two games since mean Sean Dyche’s men go into Saturday’s visit of Fulham three places ahead of the Londoners in 16th-spot and two points clear of the drop-zone.

And Taylor is determined to remain on an upward curve.

“In the first half of the season we weren’t as good as we needed to be and we knew that,” admitted the Clarets’ defender.

“We knew we needed to change it or we would be in real danger and we’re moving in the right direction now.

“I think everyone would say looking back at the last three games we’ve looked a lot more like ourselves.

“Looking at the table is so much better. When you look at the table after a game and you’re in the relegation zone isn’t nice.

“It’s not a nice feeling to see yourself in the bottom three.

“Now when you look at the league table after a couple of wins it looks a lot better.

“But we want to keep striving and keep improving and climbing up the table to get as high as we can and as far away from the danger zone as possible.”

The Clarets made it a hat-trick of wins by knocking Barnsley out of the FA Cup last Saturday to set up a fourth-round trip to Manchester City.

And with the feel-good factor returning to Turf Moor, Taylor is eyeing a sustained run as the Clarets look to extend Fulham’s winless away record and open up a seven-point gap above the Cottagers, who sit second from bottom of the table.

“All our stats are up, which has helped, and confidence,” added the left-back, in a bid to explain the upturn in fortunes.

“The confidence from the first win has helped and then moving onto Huddersfield and even the Cup win last week.

“Confidence is huge in football. I think’s that helped a lot and we want to carry that into Saturday.

“Back-to-back wins in any league is hard. To do it in the Premier League is brilliant but we want to build on that.

“We want to make it three in a row and after that four.

“Saturday is another huge game, just like the last league game and the one before that.

“The league is that tight that one win can boost you up the league or drag you into it.”


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