Turf Moor

Next Game

Burnley v Sunderland

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Selhurst Park

Last Game

C Palace 0 - 0 Burnley

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Long plans to build on debut

Burnley defender Kevin Long is keen to build on his impressive debut almost three years after joining the club.

Last Updated: 20/12/12 at 06:55 Post Comment

Sean Dyche: Handed Long his Burnley debut

Sean Dyche: Handed Long his Burnley debut

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Long, who was signed by former boss Owen Coyle in January 2010, made his first Championship appearance against Watford last weekend.

Having enjoyed numerous loan spells away from Turf Moor the 22-year-old is eager to cement a place in Sean Dyche's starting XI.

"I wanted to prove to myself more than anything that I can play at this level," he told the club's official website.

"I have played in League One and League Two and done well so I just wanted to go and out and prove I could play at Championship level.

"You get that doubt in your head. A lot of managers have come in and when a new manager comes in and you haven't played before they are kind of wondering why.

"You are starting all over again, going through that development stage and they want to see you out on loan and playing games before they do anything.

"I just had to keep working and thankfully I got my chance. But I don't just want to play one game. I want to play more. I was delighted to make my debut but I want to kick on now and try and keep in the team."

He added: "I have waited a long time since I came to the club to make my first start so when I found out on Friday I was playing I was buzzing and to get out there and play I was delighted.

"I have been here quite a long time so I know all the lads and it was really a matter of getting out there and getting it over and done with. When it's your first game your adrenaline generally gets you through it mostly anyway, but I think I did all right."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

R

icky van Wolfswinkel's remarkable record of one goal from one game at least deserves an honourable mention. And I'm willing to bet that at least one of Costa, Ulloa or Enner Valencia will earn a place on the list by the end of the season. Probably not Costa

stevenjameshyde
Top Ten PL Strikers Who Started Like A Train...

I

will also give up birthday Christmas and bacon for this to happen

badwolf
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

P

lease let this happen. I'll have it as a birthday AND Christmas present if that will help.

de gea bar
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

Footer 365

Premier League: Jose Mourinho confirms Eden Hazard contract talks ongoing

Jose Mourinho is confident Eden Hazard will commit his future to Chelsea, with talks ongoing over a contract extension.

Daley Blind backs Louis van Gaal's brutally honest approach at Manchester United

Daley Blind says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's brutally honest manner is good for team-building.

Premier League: Manchester United winger Angel di Maria delighted with Old Trafford bow

Manchester United winger Angel di Maria was delighted with his Old Trafford debut after the 4-0 win over QPR.

Mail Box

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine...

Man United fans are a more than a tad excited, Liverpool fans are a little depressed and we have mails on Mesut Ozil, Newcastle, Aston Villa and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property