JACK Cork is urging Burnley to enjoy the Premier League run-in after hitting 40 points - but admits he has one eye on a European spot.

The Clarets’ win over Everton on Saturday took them to 40 points for the campaign, matching the tally they achieved last term.

But with nine games to go this season there is plenty more on offer for Burnley and they have strengthened their grip on seventh place, moving three points clear of Leicester City.

If Manchester United, Chelsea or Tottenham win the FA Cup that could yet be enough for a spot in the Europa League, while the Clarets are now only five points behind Arsenal in sixth.

“The 40-point mark was always the main aim. With nine games remaining we’ll try and hit 50 points now if we can,” Cork said.

“That’s another new target for us. To get to 40 points is a big relief and that’s the one that we wanted to get. Now we’ll try and enjoy our football and enjoy the rest of the season.”

Of the possibility of European qualification, the midfielder added: “I suppose. It looks like it’s going to be seventh this season if the cups go that way.

“We’ll have to see. Obviously I’ve never played in the Europa League so it would be a great experience if we did manage to do that.”

Cork hailed the crucial win over the Toffees at Turf Moor as one of the ‘biggest performances of the season’ for the Clarets.

Burnley went into the game winless in 12 but they didn’t look short of confidence when going behind to Cenk Tosun’s first half header and they managed to turn the game around to claim a comeback win for the first time in the Premier League under Sean Dyche.

“It was a great win for us. Everyone knows that we hadn’t won in so many games but we have been playing well and we’ve been unlucky in some games,” Cork said.

“It was just nice to come away on the right side of it this time and reach that 40-point mark with nine games to go.

“We played really well and even when we were 1-0 down we looked confident on the ball and we created a lot of chances. It’s one of those games where we felt we were dominant this season and we thought that we deserved it.

“We’ve had good performances at home, including against the bigger teams. We’ve played some good football at home at times. To come away with the result at a time when we needed the win it was probably one of the biggest performances of the season.

“The manager said at half-time that we hadn’t come back from a goal down in the Premier League yet. We were playing well enough to do that and we knew that if we kept creating chances it would be a good opportunity to end the run of not winning games. It was good for us.”