BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche insists Saturday's huge tie against Cardiff City is just another game.

The Clarets have pulled themselves eight points clear of the Blue Birds thanks to recent wins against Wolves and Bournemouth.

A win for Dyche's side tomorrow will see them move 11 points clear of the bottom three in the Premier League - all but securing safety.

"No, I think it’s still a very important game, but you can say with every game," said Dyche.

"I mentioned over the last couple of weeks about it being the business end of the season, if you look at ours then it definitely has been.

"The beginning of the season would have been pleasant if we’d have started better, but of course, every part is the business part of the season.

"Every game is important in my opinion. It sometimes does get more heightened than other games, but at the end of the day, we’re on a very good run again – a very good turnover of points – 24 out of 40, that’s a really high tally.

"We’ve got to continue doing that because more points are needed and that’s our intentions – continue with the performances that we’re putting in."

After the 5-1 humbling at home to Everton on Boxing Day, Dyche and the squad had an honest chat - he added nothing of the kind happened after the recent run of four defeats.

"No, there was only performance I was disappointed in with the four defeats – I thought the others were pretty good," Dyche added.

"At least performances that we could’ve got something out of the game, but we didn’t and that’s the Premier League.

"You have to run with the punches and make sense of everything that comes your way – the good, bad and the ugly's and find a way through that.

"Since the turnaround at Christmas we’ve done that well and we have to continue doing it, it’s just the way it is and it’s what the league table wants.

"It’s what the mentality says of our group, we want to continue getting points and winning games and I think we’ve grown in the second part of the season with that mentality.

"You’ve got to go and earn the right, it doesn’t ow you anything, so you’ve got to earn the right."

Burnley's manager highlighted the importance of getting the fundamentals of the game correct.

"Some of the basic fundamentals of the game we have to do very well, no matter who we’re playing they’re important to us," Dyche said.

"It’s very difficult for us to roll around the Premier League taking on the super power clubs, who we all know statistically that’s very hard. "We have got results from doing all the things like blocking, covering the distance and the shape – the things that are sometimes overlooked.

"We have to do that well, we do generally. We didn’t get as many things right in the early part of the season.

"The players and the staff deserve credit for correcting them things and re-finding that clear mindedness to perform.

"I think we’ve done that well since Christmas. The last two performances have been very strong against two good sides for different reasons.

"Wolves are having a great season; they beat Man United off the back of us and then Bournemouth – we’re the only side out of the top six to win there this season."