Tough start for Bikey

19 August 2009 08:36
New Burnley defender Andre Bikey could be given a baptism of fire when Premier League champions Manchester United visit Turf Moor on Wednesday. The former Reading centre-back yesterday signed a three-year contract with the Clarets, who have paid a reported £2.8million for the 24-year-old. With injuries ruling out captain Steven Caldwell and Michael Duff there is every chance the Cameroon international could make his debut against the Champions and the centre-back believes Burnley should not fear Sir Alex Ferguson's side. "It is good. We have to test them. Last year they were champions but this year is a new start," he said. "It is the same team apart from they have lost one of their best players (Cristiano Ronaldo) so we will see what will happen against them. "I saw Burnley's first game against Stoke (a 2-0 defeat) and they didn't deserve to lose. I think they played better than the score but we will see tonight as it is a different game. "The most important thing is the mentality. If we play compact we can do something good."

Source: Eurosport

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