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Crystal Palace safe with one more win, says Allardyce

Allardyce has led Palace to 12th in the Premier League, seven points clear of the relegation zone. Credit: PA

Sam Allardyce believes Crystal Palace will secure Premier league survival if they beat Burnley at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Palace lost 1-0 to Tottenham on Wednesday but impressive victories over Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have helped them climb to 12th in the table, seven points clear of the drop zone with four games remaining.

One more win would see the Eagles reach 41 points, and Allardyce is confident that mark will be enough to ensure their safety.

We have to recognise the importance of Burnley being just as important as any of the games we have gone through.

The lads need to motivate themselves to get to the level they have been to beat Burnley and put it to bed once and for all, get past the 40-point mark and be safe. It is a big effort I will be asking for the players to give.

Everyone says 'keep your mouth shut' you don't want it to bite you back but I think 41 points will be enough. I think I remember at Blackburn going to Chelsea away and being told we were safe.

You have a Premier League plan and a Championship plan, hopefully you rub the Championship one out and write the Premier League one in ink. We are just sketching it in in pencil at the moment.

– Allardyce press conference