Mike Jackson happy to continue Burnley role after huge win over Southampton

Caretaker boss says he does not yet know if he will be needed for Burnley's next match.

Burnley caretaker manager Mike Jackson says he does not yet know whether he will be in charge of their next fixture.

Jackson oversaw the Clarets' 2-0 win over Southampton on Thursday as they hauled themselves to within one point of Everton in the relegation scrap.

It means they will have the chance to be outside of the bottom three by the time Everton play next, which is away at Liverpool on Sunday.

For that to happen, Burnley will need to get something against Wolves at Turf Moor, but Jackson doesn't know if he will be in charge for it.

"I haven't spoken to the chairman, I've been speaking to you guys for the last half an hour and I've not had chance to speak to anyone," Jackson said.

"The chairman the other day asked us to prepare for the game today and if the chairman asks us again to prepare for Sunday, that's where we're at.

"There's no meeting planned. We're in tomorrow for a recovery day and a work day for the lads who didn't play.

"If the chairman asks us again for the game on Sunday we'll do that. We've thought ahead on that. We're just happy to be helping the club and helping the players perform."

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Jackson was also reluctant to take too much credit himself for Burnley's uptick in form, insisting it's the players who deserve any plaudits.

"I hear it all the time if a manager leaves, people say you've done this and done that. I don't think it's that," he said.

"I think the players, and the group, have just remembered who they are, what they're good at and what they're capable of. I think it's just as simple as that.

"We're here to guide them, the staff have all mucked in, everyone has played their part. For me, I don't buy into this magic wand thing. I'm not reinventing the wheel here. We have a group of guys who have come together and who are fighting."

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