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Barton: We Showed Our Resilience

8 November 2015

Joey Barton was pleased with a valuable point against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

The Clarets registered a clean sheet in a stalemate with few clear-cut chances to extend their unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship.

And while Barton admits the game was not the most memorable for the neutral, he feels it showed the great resilience in the side.

He said: “It’s another point away from home for us and we go unbeaten for a little bit longer. It wasn’t a spectacle for the neutrals but we’ve shown our resilience again.

“There is lots to take out of it positively. We can play a lot better than that but credit to Wolves because they’ve been under the cosh a bit here lately.

“They rolled their sleeves up and put a performance in for their manager today.

“I don’t think I’ll remember that one when I’ve got my pipe and slippers in 30 years’ time but we had to dig deep in the second-half and we came away with a point.”

Burnley occupy 3rd place in the Championship going into the latest international break.

And the 33-year-old midfielder, who has been promoted twice before from the Championship, is hoping that the Clarets can pick up where they left off when they meet second place Brighton in front of the Sky cameras on November 22nd.

Barton added: “It would have been a smash and grab had we gone on to win the game but the Championship is a hugely competitive league and nobody has a divine right to win, just because you’ve come down
from the Premier League.

“I think statistics prove that is actually a very difficult thing to do. There is a long, long way to go and with this point I think it could prove quite valuable.

“14 points from a possible 18 in between international breaks is a good return and if we can kick on and put the same on the board in the next six games then that is Champions form.”

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