Lafferty happy at Burnley
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kyle Lafferty says his confidence has been boosted by Burnley's desire to keep him.Kyle Lafferty says his confidence has been boosted by Burnley's desire to keep him.
There has been speculation about Lafferty's future this summer, with the likes of Celtic and Wolves both trying to prise the Northern Ireland international away from Turf Moor.
However, Burnley have stood firm and Lafferty is determined to repay the club's faith in him with some strong performances this season.
"They seem keen to keep me because there have been a few bids for me, from clubs like Glasgow Celtic and Wolves, but they say I'm not for sale," he told This is Lancashire.
"It's good to know that they want me to stay."
Lafferty struggled to keep his place in the Burnley side towards the end of last season and he thinks he lost his form because of reported interest from Scotland.
He said: "That played a lot on my mind, but I eventually got over it and got back to what I love; playing football.
"I really want to get a more regular place. Being in for two games and out for one or two proved difficult last season."
Burnley director Brendan Flood, meanwhile, has rubbished talk of a takeover at Turf Moor.
One national newspaper suggested Peter Reid was heading a consortium planning to buy the club, but Flood insists there is no truth in the story.
He also maintains that any bid would be rejected as the club are in such a strong position.
"We have had no contact from any consortium, nor from Peter Reid and even if we did it would be a waste of time," said Flood.
"We have just got ourselves into a position to take the club forward and we have our own plans to do this over the coming weeks, months and years."