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Lowton relishing right-back battle

Lowton relishing right-back battle

Matt Lowton says he is looking forward to battling with Phil Bardsley for the right-back spot in Burnley’s side.

Lowton has been a regular first-team fixture since making the switch to Turf Moor from Aston Villa in 2015, making 110 appearances across the Premier League and Championship combined while scoring one goal in the process.

The 29-year-old found himself on the sidelines for a long spell this season due to injury and he didn’t start a game between the 5-1 Boxing Day defeat to Everton and the 3-1 win at Bournemouth on April 6.

In his absence, Bardsley impressed in the right-back position and the two players have been providing good competition for each other throughout the campaign.

 

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Having survived relegation this term, Lowton is already looking towards next season and securing his starting place under manager Sean Dyche. “It’s always good to have competition, it keeps you working hard and keeps you on your toes,” he was quoted as saying by the Lancashire Telegraph. “Phil’s a great player.

The squad mentality we’ve got here, whoever’s playing the lads are right behind them. “He’s proved himself throughout the season and he’s paid us back but we’ll see next season, hopefully I can stay in the team.”

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