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Burnley must stay focused - Coyle

Burnley keeper Brian Jensen (left) and boss Owen Coyle
Coyle (right) celebrates with Burnley keeper Brian Jensen at the final whistle

Burnley manager Owen Coyle has told his team they have achieved nothing yet, despite beating Reading to earn a place in the Championship play-off final.

The Clarets won 2-0 at Reading to triumph 3-0 on aggregate and seal a tie with Sheffield United on 25 May.

But Coyle said: "There is no place for celebration yet. We recognise that we have not achieved our goal.

"The prize is a place in the Premier League and that is what everyone wants. We've earned ourselves a chance."

When Coyle's team turns out at Wembley it will be their 61st game of the season after a remarkable campaign in which Burnley also reached the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.


The former Bolton striker, who scored in a play-off final win in 1995, believes reaching the showpiece occasion is a wonderful feat for the club.

"We have now played 60 games, used the least amount of players in the Championship, our average attendance is in the bottom three and our turnover is in the bottom four," added Coyle.

"But we put ourselves on the line for each other and that is what this team is all about.

"There is no doubt about it that this is well up there in my achievements.

"I played and scored in a play-off final as a player but as manager now I am responsible for a team and a whole town.

"It is something we are all looking forward to but I thought Sheffield United were outstanding against Preston."

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