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Keane: One Game At A Time

10 March 2016

Michael Keane is hoping for a memorable end to the season as the Clarets look to tighten their grip on top spot at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The defender returned to the side for last Saturday’s East Lancashire derby against Blackburn Rovers after a spell on the sidelines with a head injury.

And Keane was pleased to regain his place and resume his partnership with Ben Mee after being in the wars.

He explained: “I’m back to normal now. At first, I was feeling dizzy all the time and had no memory of the previous week really.

“The doctor asked me what month and year it was and I thought it was June 1996 so it was strange but I managed to get over it.

“Then got another knock to the face against Blackburn but luckily it was a different part of my head.

“The staff here were brilliant, I got treated really well and I just had to take my time in terms of getting back to normal.

“Losing my place to concussion was frustrating and I thought ‘Tarky’ came in and did very well replacing me.

“He was probably unfortunate to come out of the team but it’s just one of those things where the gaffer has to make a decision and thankfully it’s gone in my favour.”

The Clarets moved four points clear at the top of the Championship on Tuesday with a 3-2 win over Fulham.

But the 23-year-old centre-back insists the one game at a time mentality that has served them so well thus far, will continue in the final juncture of the season.

Keane added: “It was a good night for us on Tuesday but we won’t get carried away. There is a long way to go, we need to take one game at a time and get as many wins as possible. Hopefully that is enough to
get us over the line.

“I think it will be quite important that we’ve got players who’ve been there and done it. Sometimes you see teams crumble but we’ve got a lot of experience here.

“We stick to the same things we have done all season and the likes of myself and a few others that haven’t done it can lean of their experience.

“Huddersfield will be a tough game as they’ve had a few wins recently so they’ll be confident.

“Away games in this league are always tough but we’re in a great run and I’m sure if we keep playing like we have been, we’ll have a good chance.”

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