TOM Heaton insists Burnley will not be getting carried away with their upturn in form despite reeling of a fourth straight win.

The Clarets beat relegation rivals Fulham 2-1 on Saturday to climb to 15th in the table, just a point behind Crystal Palace.

But with Southampton also claiming three points at the weekend, Sean Dyche's side only increased the gap to the Premier League relegation zone by one point. It now stands at three ahead of Burnley's trip to Watford on Saturday.

And it's the congested nature of the bottom third of the table which means captain Heaton and the rest of the Clarets squad will strive to ensure their focus is on what is to come and not what has gone before.

"No-one is getting carried away. Three wins in the Premier League is a good achievement but we need to make sure we keep moving things forward," said the skipper who did reveal that morale has been lifted in the camp on the back of the winning run.

"It feels great," he added. "The West Ham game gave us a real platform and we took that into the Huddersfield game.

"Again we went one behind which was difficult away from home.

"But you build with those, it was a good first result, a good second result, the lads backed it up with a good FA Cup win in difficult circumstances and then (against Fulham) we went a goal behind to an incredible goal in fairness to him (Andre Schurrle). It was a brilliant touch and a great finish, it was difficult conditions and we rallied well so we can take a bit of momentum from that."

The Clarets have now come from behind to win their last two league fixtures having not done so prior to that since beating Watford 2-1 away from home last April.

And Heaton believes that is a trait that will stand them in good stead heading into the final 16 games of the season.

"They have shown a lot of character, especially considering how the season has panned out so far," the 32-year-old said of his teammates.

"We have had some difficult moments, there is no two ways about it, and we have been in difficult positions so to show that character in two, what people dub ‘relegation games’ in Huddersfield away and (Fulham), to show that character and come back from a goal down, a lot of credit can be given there."