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Cotterill dismisses promotion talk

09 Aug 2006 - 09:38:25

Burnley boss Steve Cotterill has dismissed talk of a promotion push following Tuesday's 1-0 win at Leicester which kept up his side's 100 per cent start to the season.

Striker Andy Gray got the all-important goal at the Walkers Stadium in an impressive team performance to leave the Clarets second in the Championship on six points, albeit at a very early stage of the campaign.

Cotterill said: "It's a good start but it is important we don't get carried away. At the same time, it's vital to get these points on the board.

"The lads have had a great summer programme. They have come back fit and strong, and I am delighted for them. We've got rid of two headaches and now we've only got 44 headaches to go."

He added: "Nevertheless we are delighted to get some points on the board because it took us a long time last year and it ended up being a bit of a worry.

"It was a good team performance here and in the end it was 1-0, but we have had one kicked off the line and hit the bar twice.

"We could have had four goals before the break and in the second half we were only a whisker away from someone getting a touch on another.

"We could have taken the pressure off ourselves a little with that second, but thankfully we didn't need it."

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