Alexander keeps his focus

Burnley skipper looking for vital away win at home-town club

Alexander: Keeping focused

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Burnley's skipper Graham Alexander is keeping focused as he prepares to play at home-town club Coventry on Saturday.

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The 39-year-old, who spent a large chunk of his youth in the stands at Coventry's old stadium at Highfield Road, is looking forward to playing at the Sky Blues' new Ricoh Arena ground.

Burnley currently sit sixth in the Championship table - nine points off the automatic promotion berths - and Alexander is anxious the Clarets do not fall further behind.

While Brian Laws' side have only been beaten once in nine home games, they have struggled on the road and Alexander is targeting improved away form - starting at Coventry.

Intentions

He told the Burnley Express: "We've still got intentions of catching the top two so we need to get some away wins as well.

"We know that if we want to be at the top end of the table we've got to pick up more points away from home than we are."

A strong contingent of Alexander's family will be present for the game at the Ricoh Arena.

He added: "It's a big one. All my family are going on Saturday so I've had to sort out a few tickets.

"At the moment it's standing at 13 or 14 but I know I'll get a text saying 'can I have another five tickets' as if I'm loaded with them!"