Jack Cork – Avoiding relegation is still the aim

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Burnley midfielder Jack Cork insists his side are still looking to avoid relegation despite their rise up the Premier League table.

The Clarets, 51.00 to finish in the top four, are currently sixth in the table after Sean Dyche’s men picked up 32 points from their first 18 games. Burnley have only lost one of their last five matches, with wins over Bournemouth, Watford and Stoke pushing them into the European places.

Their draw with Brighton on Saturday saw them drop outside the top four but Cork insists nobody is getting carried away. Dyche’s side are now 17 points above the drop zone but Cork has claimed the squad are just focusing on the magical 40-point mark. He told Sky Sports: “Our aim, or main goal, is to get to 40 points as soon as possible. And if we do that then we can set some new targets and go from there. “It is not really what we thought we would be involved in at the start of the season, but we don’t want to get carried away at the minute.

“A lot of pundits at the start of the season said us, Huddersfield and Brighton in the bottom three next May. “We all saw that, we remember it, and I am sure along with Brighton and Huddersfield it is extra motivation to do better than those predictions.” Burnley are next in action on Saturday and they are priced at 6.50 to beat Tottenham at home.

The draw is 4.00, while a Spurs win is available at odds of 1.57.

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