Striker Sam Vokes is hoping to create another magical night when the Clarets travel to Deepdale looking to keep their Championship title hopes alive against Preston North End.
Sean Dyche’s side stayed within touching distance of leaders Middlesbrough on a memorable evening at Turf Moor on Tuesday, as Michael Keane salvaged a crucial point in the second minute of time added on.
The defender’s fifth goal of the campaign, when bundling the ball over the line from substitute Matt Taylor’s corner to cancel out Jordan Rhodes’s opener, sparked wild celebrations both on and off the pitch.
“It will be a bit like Tuesday night,” said the Wales international. “It was a great atmosphere, one of the best I’ve played in at Turf. It was a magic night but we need to pull out another one on Friday night.
“There was some noise when the goal went in. It was a great moment. The fans played a big part. A few of the lads have spoke about how important they’re going to be for us in the run-in. I’m sure there’ll be a great following at Preston and at home to QPR so it’s a massive help for us.
“There’ll be a great crowd there, it’s another local game and a chance to go out before everyone else and put a stamp on it.”
With Boro hosting Ipswich Town at the Riverside and Brighton travelling to the Valley to tackle relegated Charlton tomorrow, Vokes is hoping to pile the pressure on before their rivals kick a ball.
Victory against the Lilywhites, who are without a win at home in two months, would see Burnley regain pole position.
“The other teams have done that in the past couple of weeks, and we’ve watched them do it, so it’s a chance for us to go to Preston and play first,” said Vokes, who has netted 14 times this term.
“Staying in that top two is massive. Brighton keep winning. We’ve got three games to go now to prove that we deserve to go up.
“It’s very tight but we’ve got to be careful not to get carried away with that. I’m sure it will be blown up, but we have to concentrate on the three games we’ve got. For us we know what we need now, we need nine points.”