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Marvin Still Smarting

3 April 2013

Bartley looks for positive end to season

Midfielder Marvin Bartley is out to cement his place in the team as the Clarets look to end the season on the up.

The 26-year-old has started five of the last six games after most of his appearances prior to that came from the bench.

And with fit-again Dean Marney now pushing for a recall, Bartley is determined to retain his central berth and help the Clarets push up the table in the remaining six games.

The former Bournemouth ace said: “The gaffer has a good squad and good players, especially in my position.

“I have had to be patient and now my chance is here I just aim to perform every game. Each time the manager picks me I just give a hundred per cent and hope that that shows up on the pitch.”

Like most in the Clarets’ camp, Bartley is still smarting at perceived injustices in recent games that he feels have robbed Dyche’s men of vital points.

And with over half of the Championship blanketed by only a handful of points, Bartley is hoping three points against Bristol City on Saturday will leave the Clarets looking up.

He added: “Points have been taken away from us in the dying minutes and I, for one, feel unlucky.

“But I’m not going to dwell on it. You have to take the positive side of things and we just need to push on this Saturday and try to get the three points.”

There is a full interview with Marvin Bartley in this weekend’s edition of Claret & You, available on matchday from Turf Moor, the Clarets Store in Charter Walk and as a digital download. 

Story by Callam Bullas

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