Burnley news: Wood not thinking about Europe

1 year ago

In the latest Burnley news, Chris Wood is refusing to get swept up in the talk about European football and insists Burnley are taking it one game at a time.

The Clarets have undoubtedly been the surprise package in the Premier League this season but they have defied the odds and could still sneak into the Europa League.

Burnley have enjoyed a good decent run, winning four and drawing one of their last five outings in the league, and with six games to go they could potentially pile the pressure on the two clubs further ahead in the standings.

They sit seventh in the Premier League, five points shy of sixth-placed Arsenal, and a further three points behind Chelsea in fifth.

Sean Dyche has worked wonders with his squad this term and many have touted him as a candidate to win the manager of the season award.

Former Premier League champions Leicester are next up on Saturday and Burnley can be backed at 9/5 to win with Betfred, before they take on Chelsea, Stoke, Brighton, Arsenal and Bournemouth to wrap up the campaign.

Wood, who has netted eight Premier League goals since joining from Leeds last summer, insists the squad aren’t getting wrapped up in the hype and claims they will just take it one match at a time.

“We were one of the favourites to go down at the start of the season and this gr oup of lads have shown that we’re a lot better than what they say,” Wood said. “If that happens, it’s a long way off and it’s a big ‘if’, it would be up there.

“At the moment we’re not thinking about that (Europe). At the end of the season, if it comes, then we can talk about it. For now it’s all about playing games.

“We’ve still got Leicester City to play, we’ve still got Arsenal to play, we’ve still got a lot of other teams to play.

“It’s going to be difficult so we’re just going to take it game by game and see where it goes.

“It’s another target to tick off. It’s still a long way off now, there’s still a long time to go. We’ve just got to keep knuckling down and working hard.”