Cork's looking forward to Burnley reunion
27th February 2015
Jack Cork returns to his former club on Saturday insisting the Swans will need to match Burnley's work rate if they are to reach the 40-points mark.
The 25-year-old, who spent two spells on loan with the Clarets, is back at Turf Moor this weekend as his new club close in on their landmark league tally.
Burnley came from behind to share the spoils at table-toppers Chelsea last weekend while the Swans claimed a first league double over Manchester United.
It moved the Swans onto 37 points for the season, with Burnley only sitting in the relegation zone via goal difference.
And Cork, who joined the Swans from Southampton last month, is expecting a real test from Sean Dyche's side.
"I've a lot of fond memories from my time at Burnley, and it will be nice to see a few people that I know," said Cork, who featured for Burnley in the top flight and Championship.
"It was a good place to play, but it's not the easiest to go and play when you're the away team. Everyone is on top of you, the crowd are really behind them and the team work really hard.
"That's going to be a key thing for us - we have to match their work rate and then hopefully our quality will shine through.
"When I was at Burnley there was a lot of focus on working hard and making the opposition feel uncomfortable.
"So we have to get on top of that to allow us to play the way we want."
He added: "I think Burnley have proved a lot of people wrong this season already.
"They've picked up some great results - like the draw at Chelsea last weekend - and they have a big chance of staying up.
"The big challenge for a promoted team is ensuring you are in a position where you have a good chance to avoid relegation, and Burnley certainly have that opportunity.
"But we have our own targets and to reach 40 points on Saturday would mean a great deal to us."