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Barton Reflects On Cardiff Stalemate

6 April 2016

Joey Barton says the squad will be looking put the frustrations of the 0-0 draw with Cardiff City behind them quickly.

Burnley were held by Russell Slade’s Play-Off chasers despite having the better of the chances at Turf Moor.

The Clarets remain top of the Sky Bet Championship and Barton credited the visitors for the way they set up on a disappointing night.

He said: “That’s the standard we’ve set ourselves that we expect to win our games here at Turf Moor but you have to give credit to Cardiff who came with a game plan.

“They’ve been on a decent run of late and they have put themselves in and around the Play-Off picture.

“Their keeper played who played really well tonight and we’ve got to take the positives of another clean sheet and another point gained.

“Whilst we’re disappointed it’s on to the next one and we can get that disappointment out the system fairly quickly.”

The unbeaten run now stands at 17 and after three successive draws, Barton is hoping that the Clarets can now kick on, starting with victory over Leeds United on Saturday in the early kick-off.

Barton added: “It’s 17 unbeaten, we’ve not been beaten in 2016 and we’re still top of the table.

“Everything up to this point I feel has been about getting in position and now we kick on and try to win the title.

“They’ll be a few twists and turns to come but on Saturday we can put frustrations behind us and do enough to win the game.”

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