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Arfield: We Can Take It Up A Level

8 August 2013

Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield believes the Clarets can take their season into overdrive this weekend.

The Scottish midfielder is still on a high after scoring his first competitive goal for the club in the 4-0 midweek rout at York City in the Capital One Cup.

And Arfield believes the Clarets can take the momentum from that win into Saturday’s league game against Sheffield Wednesday and take their performance up another level and build on the opening draw against highly-fancied Bolton.

He said: “It is great to get that winning mentality at the start of the season, and that can only help the team at the moment. 

“Our last two performances - and what we have shown in pre-season - have put us in good stead for this weekend and we have started off well, but I think we can take it up another gear!

“The league is the most important thing and with the Championship being such a formidable division this season it is important to get a couple of results together, as you want to be up there - and that’s what we aim to do.”  

Arfield, a former Scotland U21 international, came off the bench to score at Bootham Crescent, following up his pre-season strike from the bench at Cork City last month.

And the 24-year-old is now hoping to break into Sean Dyche’s starting 11, with an eye on his preferred position of central midfield. 

David Jones and Dean Marney currently hold the aces in that area after starting both games this season, but Arfield admits he will fit in anywhere to get a starting role.

He added: “I feel more comfortable in the centre of midfield, but on numerous occasions I have played in other positions in my career - and at the end of the day I love playing football so I am happy to play anywhere for the team.”
Story by Matt Smith

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