Chris Burke primed for Cardiff City's promotion push

Chris Burke scores Cardiff's opener at Doncaster
Burke feels Cardiff can go on to win their final six games of the season

Chris Burke believes Saturday's late win at Doncaster can springboard Cardiff to Premier League promotion.

The Bluebirds grabbed a crucial away win with two added-time goals after conceding a 78th-minute equaliser.

Their final six-game run in begins away at Sheffield United on Tuesday, and winger Burke, 27, said: "We are looking for six points from these two games.

"We're looking to win every game now. That's our goal. If we want to get promoted we have to do that."

Jason Koumas came off the bench to grab victory at Doncaster on Saturday after Cardiff had looked to have thrown away two vital points in the Championship promotion race.

The Bluebirds were relatively comfortable as they protected Burke's 15th-minute opener, but James Coppinger brought the home side level with 12 minutes remaining.

"We know we can play better than that but at this stage it's all about getting the three points and getting the results," added midfielder Burke, who scored his third goal in as many games. "That's what we did at Doncaster."

The victory took Cardiff to within a point of second-place Norwich City, who suffered a blow to their hopes of securing the final automatic promotion spot by losing 3-0 at Swansea in the Saturday evening kick-off.

Leaders Queens Park Rangers fell to a shock 4-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Scunthorpe, but Neil Warnock's side still have a 10-point cushion to take into the final games.

Cardiff host QPR on 23 April, and the Londoners face a points deduction penalty for breaching seven Football Association rules, but Burke said that finishing runners-up is the realistic target.

"At this moment we're third and we're looking for second," said the former Rangers man. "That's what we're looking at at this moment in time. We can't get ahead of ourselves. We know we've got a lot to do and we have to start a little run. And if we do that we've got a great chance."

Tuesday night's opponents Sheffield United dropped to the bottom of the Championship following Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough, leaving them seven points adrift of safety.

The Blades have not been outside England's top two divisions for the past 22 seasons so Burke knows the current crop of players will not go down without a fight.

"They are fighting for their lives and we're fighting for our lives as well at the other end [of the table]," he said. "They're a good team and it's not going to be easy going there. It's always a tough time to go to their ground.

"They are a massive club with a massive fan base and they don't want to go down to League One. But we've got our own objectives and that is to be playing in the Premiership."

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