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Keane: My Best Day In Football

3 May 2016

Michael Keane celebrated his ‘best day in football’ after achieving promotion for the first time in his career.

The defender, who has featured in all but two league fixtures this season, joined the Clarets from Manchester United in January 2015.

And the Claret’s centre back doesn’t think the unfamiliar feeling will be forgotten any time soon.

Keane said: “It’s the best day I’ve had in football and it’s not yet sunk in yet, and I don’t think it will do for the next few weeks.

“It’s a special feeling!

“We have had to wait a long time since our last fixture and results have gone our way since, so we knew what we had to do and we managed to get over the line so it’s a special day.”

The win over QPR extended the Clarets’ unbeaten run to a staggering 22 league fixtures, tailing back to a season turnaround defeat at Hull City.

And after a short celebration period, Keane stresses the Clarets want to go one further on Saturday at Charlton.

Keane added: “Our record speaks for itself. It’s hard enough to go five games unbeaten in this league never mind 22, and we want to extend that run this weekend and go one better and win the league.

“We said as a squad after Boxing Day that we all wanted to be champions and that has firmly been in everyone’s minds since then.

“We have completed one target, which we will enjoy for a couple of days, and then we will get back on that training pitch and get ready to again on Saturday for one last time.”

Keane, who recently rescued two vital points with two stoppage-time equalisers, stresses the whole squad deserve this success.

Keane explained: “Looking back, those two goals have been vital, but every goal from all of the players throughout the season have contributed to this.

“Even the players who haven’t played as many minutes as they would have liked on the bench, they have also played a big part in our promotion and it’s the whole squad and their spirit that has helped achieve this.

“To get out of the Championship at the first attempt is an unbelievable achievement and it’s a credit to all the staff and players.”

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