Burnley boss Dyche calls on his team to focus

Sean Dyche is hoping to join Leicester in the Premier League. Photo: PA

Burnley could secure promotion to the Barclays Premier League this weekend, but manager Sean Dyche wants his players' only focus to be on Middlesbrough's visit to Turf Moor.

As the season enters the home straight the Clarets boast an 11-point cushion in the second automatic promotion spot and look all-but certain to join Leicester in the top flight next season.

Their return to the Premier League after a four-year absence would be become official on Saturday should they beat Boro and third-placed Derby fail to beat Huddersfield.

However, Aitor Karanka's side arrive at Turf Moor on a run of three successive wins and Dyche is well aware of the threat they will pose.

"All the games have been huge this season," he said.

"I don't overthink each one as it comes, I just look at the next challenge and that's Middlesbrough.

"They're a good side that has probably underachieved, looking at their squad on paper.

"Football's not won on paper of course, but I think they've got a really good squad and the manager has got his points across slowly but surely.

"Their recent form has been very good and we can't underestimate that.

"I think it's fair to say that over the season we've been very clear-minded in not underestimating anyone.

"We think that the players get all the information they need in order to deliver a performance and that's what we'll be looking to do again."

Burnley still have not given up on catching leaders Leicester, who will look to maintain their Sky Bet Championship title charge in Monday's trip to play-off hopefuls Reading.