Date: 21st February 2008 at 9:04am
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Clarets centre-half, Clarke Carlisle, says that Owan Coyle’s Burnley side is the best squad the he’s ever been part of.

And, the likable defender includes former employers Watford in that bracket:

‘I’m sure Aidy Boothroyd will forgive me for saying that the actual footballing quality in the side we went up with wasn’t like a West Brom.’

‘I actually believe that the quality we’ve got in this squad is better.’


The Preston-born defender left Watford in the Summer for struggling Burnley, who, under new gaffer Owen Coyle have seen their fortunes improve hugely, especially on their travels. Carlisle now urges his teammates that consistency is key:

‘It’s whether we can churn out the consistent results and performances week in, week out that will see whether we are challengers or not.’

Well Clarke, all that remains to be said is, whose higher in the league mate? Don’t need your diploma’s to work that one out I’m sure…