JACK Cork believes Burnley are fostering some of the Crazy Gang spirit of his dad’s Wimbledon side as they bid to secure another season of Premier League football.

It might be more camaraderie than crazy, but Cork, whose dad Alan spent 14 years at Wimbledon, winning the FA Cup in 1988, believes there are parallels between the energy and character within the Clarets camp and his dad’s days under Bobby Gould in the 1980s.

“I think he will be quite happy you said that,” said the midfielder on Burnley’s mindset being similar to Wimbledon’s.

“He (Cork senior) likes the similarities of it. I went to his house recently in Brighton and he had the scrapbooks out.

“When AFC Wimbledon played West Ham in the Cup, they showed the cup final after and I watched that and it was completely different.

“I just watched the build-up to it and saw the Vinnie Jones tackle in the first five minutes, ridiculous. Some of the stuff you could get up to then, we are not anywhere near that level.

“But I can see similarities, the way they were as a group and went into games and made Plough Lane their home and tough to come is similar to how we make Turf Moor for teams. No-one really wants to come here and we make it known to people.”

Cork will be hoping for another three points on home turf when Crystal Palace visit this afternoon.

Burnley are five games unbeaten on their own patch since the 5-1 reverse to Everton on Boxing Day and the 29-year-old knows that if they can maintain that form heading into games against the Eagles, Leicester, Wolves and Cardiff they can ensure safety ahead of a tricky run in which includes matches against three of the top six in the final four games.

“Hopefully teams won’t be looking forward to coming to Turf Moor, they’ll be coming into it a little bit more anxious than they were at the beginning of the season,” added the midfielder.

“Hopefully we won’t give them a minute to breathe, we will be ourselves like we have been last season and the season before.

“It will be a tough game for them, we will make it as hard as we can for them.”

The Clarets were 2-1 winners over Tottenham in their last home game when Ashley Barnes struck a late winner.

Burnley showed great will, roared on by the home fans, to fight back after Harry Kane’s equaliser to deservedly secure all three points.

And Cork feels the crowd played their part in the victory, and believes they can do so again.

“The fans have been great all year,” he added. “It was a tough start to the season for them but they have stuck by us and have given us that little boost.

“They can see we are trying, we are always a team that works hard and I think they realise that and we will give whatever we can at home and they do get behind us when they feel like we are on it.”