Cork eyeing breathing space
Burnley midfielder Jack Cork says the side need a couple more wins to be safe from the drop following their defeat on Tuesday night.
The Clarets unbeaten run, stretching back to late December, came to a crashing halt at St James’ Park on Tuesday night to leave the side still nervously glancing over their shoulders.
Burnley sit in 15th place in the Premier League on 30 points, five clear of the danger zone, although that could be reduced to four depending on Southampton’s result on Wednesday.
Cork maintains a couple more wins should do it in their fight to survive.
He told the Lancashire Telegraph: "It would have been better if we could have pulled away a little bit more but results have gone our way.
"We need to get a couple more wins and see how we are from there.
"We've got some good games coming up, not including the Liverpool game, but we've got a few games where we can look to get some points in."
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