DRIVEN skipper Lloyd Kelly insisted there was “no point” in looking at the happenings regarding other clubs, with Cherries still in the driving seat to seal promotion.

The Dorset club go into tomorrow’s game at Swansea City (7.45pm), knowing eight points from their remaining four games would guarantee them a place in the Premier League.

Cherries, second in the Championship table and occupying the final automatic promotion spot, are two points ahead of third-placed Huddersfield Town having played two fewer games than the Terriers.

Scott Parker’s side are also five points ahead of fourth-placed Nottingham Forest, with both sides having played 42 times.

Forest themselves go to league leaders Fulham tomorrow, looking to keep up the pressure on Cherries.

But with his team’s destiny in their own hands, Kelly was keen to stress it was up to Cherries to get the job done.

He told the Daily Echo: “I wouldn’t say we look at what other teams are doing.

“Of course, at the end of each game, we will look at the table but that’s it. All our focus is on what we need to do and take it game-by-game.

“I feel like there is no point looking into what others are doing because then you just lose your concentration, you lose what your focus is from what was set out at the start of the season.

“That’s what we have been doing from day dot to where we are now, so there’s no point in changing that – it’s just focusing on what we need to do next.

“Everyone in the changing room has full belief in what we can do and how we can finish the season. That’s where everyone is at in there.

“There is so much at stake but I don’t feel like that changes the gaffer’s, or our mentality.

“If we go into a game with the mindset and intensity that we know we can play at – that just carries us through the game.

“But after the game there’s no change to the gaffer’s talk or his mindset. It’s the same again – rest up, recover, go again.”

Kelly was on Sunday named in the Championship Team of the Season, alongside teammates Dom Solanke and Philip Billing.

Having taken the captain’s armband on the south coast this campaign, the former Bristol City ace is desperate to guide his troops back to England’s elite level.

“It’s been exciting from the first game of the season. We knew it was going to be a long season and we are here now with four games to go,” he added.

“We are nearly there but everyone is not getting complacent with where we are. You know things can change drastically in this league.

“We just have to make sure we do the right things and get over the line.”