Cole - Burnley belief the key
Andy Cole admits the belief of manager Owen Coyle played a major role in his decision to join Burnley.
Last Updated: 19/02/08 5:21pm
On-loan Burnley striker Andy Cole admits the belief of manager Owen Coyle played a major role in his decision to move to Turf Moor.
Cole, on-loan from Sunderland until the end of the season, has impressed the Burnley faithful with four goals in three games.
And the former Newcastle and Manchester United star admits Coyle was a deciding factor when he opted to drop down to the Championship.
"The manager played a big part in getting me to the club," Cole said.
"When I sat down and spoke to him he said, 'I believe you can bring a lot to the club, you are going to play week in, week out'.
"When the manager's got belief in you he makes you feel good and he's been brilliant for me."
Meanwhile, Coyle is confident defender Clarke Carlisle is close to a return to action after two months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
The 28-year-old completed 90 minutes in a friendly against Irish side Bohemians on Friday and Coyle feels the signs are good.
"He looked fine in the game and was moving well," Coyle said. "So that augurs well.
"It was the intention for him to get as long as he could, we are hoping it was going to be 90 (minutes) and he showed that.
"He has trained for a period of time now and we're delighted for him to get a full game under his belt."