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Burnley star Ross Wallace targets Championship title
9:21am Wednesday 12th March 2014 in Sport
WINGER Ross Wallace says second-placed Burnley should keep looking up the table, insisting the Championship title should not be written off.
Leicester were favourites to clinch top spot after racing into an 11-point lead.
Burnley pegged that gap back to five after Sunday’s derby win, although the Foxes went eight aheadby beating Barnsley last night.
But with Leicester still to visit Turf Moor – at the end of the month, Wallace is looking to close in on the long-term leaders.
“For me personally I think ‘why don’t we catch Leicester?’,” said the Scot, ahead of tonight’s game at Birmingham City (7.45pm).
“They might drop points and start to get a bit edgy and if we keep winning games who knows? We can be looking up instead of looking behind us.
“We’ve still got to play them at home so there could be a few twists and turns in the season.
“We’re in a healthy position. We’d rather be in the position we’re in now rather than the team's behind us.
“But we’d rather be top of the league. We’ll just keep going and hopefully we’ll see come the end of the season, but there’s no reason why we can’t catch them.”
And Wallace says Sunday’s derby delight can inspire them for the rest of the season.
“You can’t describe the feeling at the end. I’d love to bottle it up,” he said.
“It’s a great feeling when you get on the pitch and look up to the stands and see all the fans buzzing at the end,” said the 28-year-old, who played a significant part in beating Blackburn after coming off the bench and providing the assist for Jason Shackell to equalise, before having a hand in Danny Ings’ winner.
“It was good to get on the pitch and get that proper match buzz again.
“There’s no better feeling than winning, especially away at Blackburn.
“I got on against Bournemouth, which was a buzz, but this was the first big game with a big atmosphere,” said the former Celtic winger.
“It’s not an Old Firm but it’s not far off, you can feel the intensity. They don’t like each other!
“And it was good to feel a proper part of it.
“But hopefully there are more celebrations to come.
“It’s the old cliche, the next game’s the big one.
“We know what we’ve got to do. We just have to do what we’ve done all season, playing well, working hard, running hard and closing teams down, working hard for each other.
“If we just continue what we’ve been doing and give good service to Ingsy and Vokesy (Sam Vokes) to get more goals and hopefully more wins.
“We want to win every match. The next game’s at Birmingham and there are another three points up for grabs.
“We go into that focused again.”
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