Paul Robinson backs Clarets’ survival hopes


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Veteran goalkeeper Paul Robinson is confident Burnley have both the talent and the spirit to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

The Clarets, who are 1.67 to go down, lost 2-0 at Stoke on Saturday to crash to their third-straight defeat and leave themselves 15th in the table.

It was another case of away-day blues in the Potteries, with Sean Dyche’s side maintaining their record of picking up just a single point on their travels all season.

Their recent failings mean Saturday’s visit of Bournemouth could prove crucial and they are 3.40 to get a win, with the draw also 3.40, while the Cherries are 2.20 favourites.

Robinson could again wear the gloves as it is still unclear if skipper Tom Heaton will be ready to return from a calf injury.

At 37 years of age, the former England international brings plenty of experience to the side, having previously featured for the likes of Leeds, Tottenham and Blackburn in the Premier League, as well as winning 42 caps for the Three Lions.

Robinson admits he has seen the level of the top flight improve massively over the years but is adamant Burnley can stay up.

He told the club’s official website: “I think the team spirit and the togetherness – without the talent we have in that dressing room – is enough to keep us up.

“There is a will to win and a desire not to get beat. The type of people we’ve got in there, there’s more than enough to stay in this league.”

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