Sean Dyche is looking for some ‘professional enjoyment’ from his players and the Clarets’ fans as they head into their final away game of the season.
Dyche’s men are hoping to put the seal on an outstanding campaign with two more big performances at Bournemouth on Saturday and at home to West Ham on Sunday-week.
Last weekend’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion secured Premier League football for next season – bar an unprecedented 19-goal swing – while Burnley will also head for the south coast buoyed by their long-awaited first away win of the season a fortnight ago.
“There’s still that little question to get it mathematically done but with the big swing that’s involved I think we can talk about it as if we are there and I think these games now are to be enjoyed – professionally enjoyed,” said Dyche.
“Everybody knows we want to finish seasons strong. We have done it in all of my time here so we want to do that again but it’s good for the fans.
“We got a big win at Crystal Palace and now we have the chance to go down there and it’s one for professional enjoyment because we still want to win.
Dyche will reach 200 league games in charge of the Clarets in a meeting with the man he succeeded at Turf Moor in 2012 – Eddie Howe.
Howe returned for a second spell as Bournemouth boss and picked up where he had previously left by guiding the Cherries to two promotions in three seasons to reach the top flight for the first time.
Last season Bournemouth finished 16th and are now targeting a top-half finish.
Dyche believes Howe as done a ‘fantastic job’ at the Vitality Stadium but will see his own side go above the 11th-placed Cherries with a repeat of the win they enjoyed at Turf Moor in December.
The Burnley boss added: “It’s tough for any team, first of all to get out of the Championship, and then to be in the Premier League and to stay in the Premier League again is a tremendous job.
“I know how hard it is. It’s hard for the first thing, to get out of the Championship. You’ve seen it again this year.
“There are some big clubs who haven’t made it and some big clubs fighting it out now to see who goes up in the play-offs.
“We are really pleased that we have gone into the Premier League for a second time and stay in there. That’s a feat in itself.”
Bournemouth, who could include former Burnley winger Junior Stanislas in their starting line-up, are unbeaten in three games but haven’t beaten the Clarets since 1998.