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Heaton: It’s Still Up To Us

6 April 2016

Tom Heaton hailed opposite number David Marshall for keeping the Clarets at bay on a frustrating night at Turf Moor.

City skipper Marshall made four important saves either side of half time from George Boyd, Andre Gray, Sam Vokes and one from Ashley Barnes in the dying seconds of the game.

And Clarets captain Heaton said had it not been for Marshall’s heroics, the hosts would have secured another vital three points.

Heaton said: “For a 0-0, I thought it was a good game with two good sides going about their business in the right manner. It was an entertaining championship game.

“We created a lot of chances but David has made a few good saves tonight and that’s it really. Sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t.

“To be fair, ‘Marsh’ has been doing that for the past four or five years now so it’s no surprise to me. He’s a top man and an excellent keeper who’s made a few very important saves tonight.

“We’ve had a couple of good chances in the first half and three or four in the second and managed to keep the door shut at the other end.

A defiant Heaton said the players will put the disappointment of not winning against City behind them as they look forward to Saturday’s Roses clash with Leeds United at Turf Moor.

And his message to fans was that promotion remains in the Clarets own hands.

He added: “We’ll not look too deep into it. It’s another point on the board and another clean sheet to move forward with for Saturday.

“There’s a lot of football left to be played so there’s no need for any big emotions from us, we focus on doing our job.

“There’s six games to go, we’re excited to be up there and we’re making sure we’re doing all we can to get the results for where we want to be.

“The message we want to put out there to the fans, as players, is that it’s up to ourselves more than anything, so there’s no need to get tense and edgy; just keeping getting behind the lads.”

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