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Cherries the main focus for Clarets - Cork

4th April 2019, 11:11 by Craig Smithson

Burnley can't ignore the Bournemouth trip on Saturday and think about the upcoming huge clash against Cardiff, Jack Cork has warned.

The 29-year-old former Swansea midfielder has been a key man for the Clarets this term with one goal in 31 Premier League appearances.

And, after helping Burnley end a run of four consecutive defeats with a 2-0 win against Wolves at Turf Moor on Saturday, it moved the side on to 33 points - five clear of Cardiff in the final relegation place.

Sean Dyche's side will face the Bluebirds on home soil on April 13 and know a win could virtually guarantee another season of survival, given that Fulham and Huddersfield are already relegated.

However, the players have a chance to move a big step closer to the magic 40-point barrier with a win against Eddie Howe's Cherries at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday and Cork claims it is imperative they keep their focus on that game.

Cork told the Lancashire Telegraph: "There are some tough games but there's none bigger than the next one against Bournemouth which is followed by Cardiff at home.

"I guess we've been looking at that one for a long time now. If you looked at it in January you could see that it was probably going to be the biggest game of the season. It's getting more and more important the further we go."

On the trip to Bournemouth, where Burnley won 2-1 last season, Cork added: "They're always a tough team. They've got great attackers, great players all over the pitch and they play a good style of football.

"Any game away from home in the Premier League is difficult. It'll be a tough game for us but one we'll be ready for."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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