BAR­TON IN IT TO WIN IT AT CLARETS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Paddy von Behr

JOEY BAR­TON knows what it takes to get pro­moted from the Cham­pi­onship – and be­lieves Burn­ley can win the league.

The 33-year-old mid­fielder has gone up with both New­cas­tle and QPR in re­cent sea­sons and his cur­rent em­ploy­ers are third in the Cham­pi­onship ta­ble, just two points off the sum­mit.

Bar­ton feels the Clarets are strong enough to main­tain their charge and en­sure he can com­plete a per­sonal hat-trick.

“I’ve come here be­cause I want to win the league,” said Bar­ton, capped once by Eng­land. “That’s a goal for me.

“At QPR we ended up go­ing up via the back door of the play-offs, but I’ve won it with New­cas­tle and the plan is to win the league again.

“We’re not fash­ion­able, but that’s the way we like it. What we’ve got with this group is very dif­fi­cult to repli­cate, dif­fi­cult to buy in.

“While we haven’t got all the house­hold names that maybe other sides around us have, there’s a quiet con­fi­dence within the group.”

AM­BI­TION: Joey Bar­ton

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