Alexander targets happy homecoming
Published : 17 Nov 2010 18:00:40
Burnley's skipper Graham Alexander is looking forward to playing at home-town club Coventry on Saturday and will be roared on by a strong contingent of friends and family.The Scotland international spent a large chunk of his youth in the stands at Highfield Road and is looking forward to the challenge that awaits at the Sky Blues' current stadium, the Ricoh Arena.He told the Burnley Express: "It's a big one. All my family are going on Saturday so I've had to sort out a few tickets. At the moment it's standing at 13 or 14 but I know I'll get a text saying `can I have another five tickets' as if I'm loaded with them!"The Clarets moved back into the play-off places with a 3-2 win over Watford on Saturday and will be looking to get a run of results going if they are to achieve promotion back to the Barclays Premier League at the first attempt.They have only been beaten once in nine home games, but have struggled on the road and Alexander added: "We've still got intentions of catching the top two so we need to get some away wins as well."We know that if we want to be at the top end of the table we've got to pick up more points away from home than we are."