JOHANN Berg Gudmundsson is hoping to see a party atmosphere at Turf Moor this weekend as the Clarets aim to cap a memorable Premier League season with one final win.
The pressure is off Burnley on the final weekend with safety assured and it should be a celebratory occasion on Sunday afternoon.
The Clarets welcome West Ham for the the final game of the season aiming to land all three points at home for the 11th time this season, and get the win would see them end the campaign on 43 points.
Burnley have been as good as safe for a couple of weeks, having hit the 40 point mark with the 2-2 draw at home to West Brom.
While their goal difference advantage over Hull City meant they were virtually assured of a place in next season’s Premier League, the Tigers’ failure to win at Palace last weekend mean Marco Silva’s men will join Middlesbrough and Sunderland in going down to the Championship and guaranteed Burnley another season in the top flight.
And Gudmundsson is hoping to see a full Turf Moor with the Iceland winger confident they can continue their stunning home form.
“Hopefully the place will be bouncing for the last game of the season,” he said. “We want to perform well at home. We’ve been doing it all season.
“The fans have stuck behind us, even the away fans, they’ve been travelling all over the country, so it’s tremendous we’re staying in the league.
“We’re playing at home last game of the season in front of our home fans so we want to get all three points, we don’t want just one. The home form has been really good so we want to finish on a high.”
The final day of this season will be a stark contrast to a year ago for Gudmundsson.
The 26-year-old had a view of Burnley’s title celebrations at The Valley 12 months ago, but he was part of the Charlton Athletic side who had already been relegated to League One.
A move to Turf Moor followed shortly after the conclusion of that season and Gudmundsson is firmly fixed on what’s to come with the Clarets.
“Last season was a bad moment, going down from the Championship,” he said.
“But that’s in the past so I’m looking forward to the next game and what’s in the future.”