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Andrew Greaves: We're so close to that dream now

Lancashire Telegraph: Andrew Greaves: We're so close to that dream now Andrew Greaves: We're so close to that dream now

We have spoken a number of the resilience of this Burnley side and that was again in evidence on Saturday.

The 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road could, quite possibly, be the most important result of the season.

Against a backdrop of our worst injury crisis of the season, I think most of us would have taken a point before kick off.

And when Troy Deeney gave the home side the lead early in the game, it looked like our backs were against the wall.

But Scott Arfield, who has to be one of the best free signings anywhere in the country, rifled home late on to secure that all-important draw.

It was no less than this group of players deserved and it must have been pleasing for Sean Dyche to be able to take a team back to where his managerial career began knowing he was seven games away from the Premier League.

I bet a few Watford fans are wondering what might have been, especially given that they really should have been challenging for the top spots given the squad they have.

Without wanting to get too far ahead of myself – and it is difficult given the form we are in – it would take a major dip now for us not to secure that second place.

The two teams who can catch us – Derby County and QPR – just don’t seem to want to take on the challenge.

Both lost again yesterday and it looks like they are now content with finishing behind us in the play-off places.

With the amount of money Harry Redknapp has spent at QPR, it is quite heartening to know that good old-fashioned hard work is enough to succeed.

With the results going our way, you do begin to sense that despite the cruel run of injuries, the footballing gods are on our side after all.

We’ve not had it all our own way but we’ve kept going and that is the sign of a good side.

We travel to Barnsley tomorrow night and whilst it hasn’t always been the happiest of hunting grounds, this season has been all about breaking runs and doing the unexpected.

If we can get a win, and results go our way again, then Saturday’s home game against Middlesbrough could be one hell of a party.

It would be nice to secure promotion at home but if I’m honest, I couldn’t care less where it is confirmed.

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