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Anderson Salutes Clarets Spirit

13 October 2015

Tom Anderson has praised the spirit in the side after the Development Squad saw off Barnsley in the U21 Premier League Cup.

The Clarets have now lost just one of their last 11 games after overcoming the Tykes 3-1 at Turf Moor to reach the third round of the competition.

And skipper Anderson was delighted as the squad again showed their credentials to see off a side rated in a higher Academy category.

The defender said: “We have a great team spirit in the squad and we get each other through the games, which is ultimately what you need to do to get results, and recently we have been doing that.

“We have brought some good players into the squad in the summer and we all work for each other and helped each other get the win, which is what it’s all about in this competition.

“I think that’s 11 games now where we have only lost one, so hopefully we can keep going on this run.”

The former Halifax Town and Lincoln City loanee was delighted with the victory at Turf Moor, but also singled out goalkeeper Danijel Nizic for two stunning saves to keep the Clarets in a strong position.

Anderson added: “The boys have done well to get the win against a tough side and we’re delighted to get through to the next round.

“It took a great goal to finally break down our defence, but I think we need to give great credit to Dan who pulled off two great saves at vital points of the game.”



The Clarets are now through to the last 32 of the competition, with the Category One clubs now entering the competition.

But the Burnley-born defender insists the team are ready for the next tough opponent.

He added: “Whoever we get in the next round we will just have to do our best to get another win and progress further.

“All of the big teams start coming in now so hopefully we can get a good draw and show people who we are and what we can do.”

Anderson, who has been an unused substitute for the first team eight times this season, is still waiting for his first competitive appearance for the club.

But the 22-year old is determined to impress all at Turf Moor as he waits for his big chance.

Anderson concluded: “I love being on the bench at a club I’ve been at since I was eight. It’s something I’m working to do and try and play for the first team and play a game.

“So if I keep doing what I am doing hopefully I can get a chance soon.”


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