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Mike Garlick: Let's Keep Improving

4 May 2016

Chairman Mike Garlick insists the club will continue to try and improve in a structured way after promotion to the Premier League.

The Clarets secured their third promotion in seven years when they beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at Turf Moor on Bank Holiday Monday.

And if you’d have told Mr Garlick that would be the case before the first one, he wouldn’t have believed it.

He joked: “If someone had have told me that, I’d have recommended that they were locked up and stayed there for a very long time!

“Six or seven years ago we were surprised to get there but now we’re building some really firm foundations and the level of the club is rising.

“I think when I speak for myself, I speak for everyone in Burnley in saying not only is it fantastic for the club and the players and staff who work tirelessly over the season and the people of Burnley.

“The town has had tough times and anything like this is an emotional and economical boost with extra spend that will be generated so it’s good news for everyone.

“Providing we do things carefully and in a structured way there is no reason why we can’t carry on improving.”

Leicester City are a fine example of building on a first season in the top-flight after they secured a fairytale Premier League title win.

But the Clarets’ club figurehead is simply hoping to build on their own incredible achievement of a promotion with a 22-game unbeaten run that could become half a season with a win at Charlton.

He added: “The number of people that have said ‘Are you going to do a Leicester?’ has surprised me a bit because that’s certainly not in the plan.

“The aim is to be a stronger team next season than the last one and hopefully that can take us further. Where it takes us we’ll have to wait and see.”

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