Of course, Nuno has always said that they don’t focus too much on the table, but it wouldn’t hurt them to have a target in their heads.
Achieving that and perhaps sneaking into the top half would be pretty respectable after everything that’s happened this season, too.
Performances have not been all that exciting over the last couple of weeks, but they’ve given themselves a nice cushion and been solid – clean sheets never hurt.
A win against Burnley now would make it three on the spin, and that’s never easy in the Premier League.
We all know what Sean Dyche’s lot are about. They are an old-fashioned side and not afraid to get in your faces.
They give as good as they get, and we have had some big battles with them over the years – obviously I’ll never forget 1988 when we beat them in the Sherpa Van Trophy final.
It’s two hard-working teams, backed by hard-working supporters, so beating them would be a sound day’s work despite their position in the table.
It will be interesting to see what kind of team Nuno goes with.
But Willian Jose goes into it having got off the mark against Sheffield United, and I was absolutely delighted for the lad.
He was so unlucky to be denied at Fulham – I’m still baffled by that decision now, to be honest. It was a blatant goal.
Fair play to him for going about things in the right way, though, and opening his account against the Blades.
His confidence will have, undoubtedly, been boosted by that and I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a few more over these last six games.
Sometimes, one is all you need to start a purple patch.
It can do you the world of good, and you just keep getting stronger and stronger from there.
Jose will be hoping to come up with another and with a win over the Clarets, it would keep the momentum up for us going into the second Black Country derby of the season.
It’s so important to go into those games feeling good about yourself.
That’s something we have lacked over the course of the campaign, confidence and consistency, but we have learnt a lot from it and, fingers crossed, will be in nice shape going to The Hawthorns.
So, let’s keep building against Burnley, get another three points in the bag and then bring on Albion!