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Ex-Burnley boss Waddle: Time to show steel

Former Burnley boss Chris Waddle is desperate to see his old club stay up.

The Tottenham legend has warned they will need to roll their sleeves up for a survival scrap in their remaining 13 games, of which he predicts at least five wins will be necessary to stay out of the bottom three, almost doubling their successes so far.

"Promotion's exciting for the fans, the players and the club, and the enthusiasm and adrenaline gives you that extra yard," the 49-year-old told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"But it's hard to sustain that at this level. You push your body and play above average. At Championship level you could probably get away with a few bad performances, but in the Premier League you get punished.

"They have learnt the hard way how ruthless it is. They've had highs and lows. Obviously they're still in a fight to stay up, which is going to go right to the end.

"They've held their own in the Premier League, but they're starting to feel the pace now. It's difficult because teams know a lot more about Burnley Football Club than they did at the start of the season."

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