Kilby: We don't have to sell
06 Sep 2007 - 12:28:53
Burnley chairman Barry Kilby is pleased that the club's financial position is now so good they can afford to keep young stars like Kyle Lafferty.
The Clarets rejected Fulham's £3million offer for the teenager on transfer deadline day, and Kilby thinks such a decision shows how far the club has come in the last few years.
"The beauty is we don't have to sell," he told the Burnley Citizen.
"It is tempting, but we're trying this season, we do want to get to the Premiership and I think selling Kyle at this stage would have been the wrong message.
"We want him to grow and prosper in the team and grow with Burnley along the way.
"A couple of seasons back we've had to sell at crucial times; we don't have to this time."