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Heaton: We Can Build On This

23 May 2017

Captain Tom Heaton believes the Clarets can build on a “really successful season.” 

Burnley finished the campaign in 16th-place in the Premier League – six points clear of the bottom three.

And Heaton sees that as a solid foundation to build on when Sean Dyche’s side looks to tackle a second successive season of top-flight football.

“We set out with a target, we reached that target,” said the Burnley number-one. 

“The important thing now is to go away, analyse it, put it to bed and start thinking about next season.

“That’s the challenge. We’ve done a lot of stuff well this year, but there are things to improve on. 

“It’s important we even try and push up the things we did well on. We will certainly look at that and come into pre-season ready to go.”

Heaton  - Burnley's Player of the Year - was a key part of the much-heralded back five that laid the foundations for the Clarets’ successful campaign.

But Dyche’s side also posed a major threat up front, with Sam Vokes finishing as the 12-goal top scorer in a line-up that secured a priceless 10 home wins. 

“He’s been brilliant, absolutely top-drawer. He’s worked hard all year and scored some good goals and several types of goals,” Heaton added.

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