THE Clarets could have been forgiven for being on cloud nine when they flew home straight after beating Bournemouth – a win that pushed them up to sixth in the Premier League.

Fourteen points from seven away games makes Burnley the third best side on the road in the Premier League.

But manager Sean Dyche is making a concerted effort to keep his players’ feet on the ground as they prepare for tomorrow’s trip to Leicester City.

“It’s a season’s work, it’s always been a season’s work for me,” said the Burnley boss, giving no leverage to the suggestion they are on course for a Europa League place.

“It’s a so-far story. It always is until the end. I always think a season’s work is what it is.

“This situation is great for the fans, without a shadow of a doubt. It (the table) is good on the eye for the fans. It’s to be enjoyed. But we have to have a focus beyond that because the next game comes around quickly, so that’s our focus for sure.

“We’re not shouting from the rooftops. We know we have to fight every inch for what we get in this division and we will continue to apply that.”

And Dyche believes even the fans are looking at Burnley’s lofty league position with a dose of realism, bearing in mind how far they have come in a short space of time.

“Don’t forget, five years ago we were selling a player to make sure there was electricity going through the building,” said the Burnley boss, referring to Charlie Austin’s £4million move to Queens Park Rangers on the eve of the 2013/14 season – the first of Dyche’s two promotion campaigns.

“I don’t think the fans have forgotten. I know thousands of fans here who know where the club’s at, know the belief of what’s going on at the club and they know the realities.

“I think they know there’s a building process going on and I think they are enjoying what they’re seeing. They have seen the Premier League and they know how tough it is.”

Meanwhile, Dyche again expects to be without right back Matt Lowton, who missed his first game this season on Wednesday.

“He’s got a very minor medial ligament,” said the Burnley boss. “He went into a big challenge last weekend (against Arsenal) but managed to finish the game. It flared up on Tuesday, so we will have to keep an eye on that one, so I doubt he will be fit for the weekend.”

Steven Defour took a knock in the second half against Bournemouth, but is expected to be involved against Leicester.

“Steven Defour got off the pitch quickly with something we’re hopeful is nothing too serious so we are thinking he should be okay to be included in the squad for the weekend,” Dyche added.