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Gibson keen to retain Burnley place

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Burnley defender Ben Gibson is keen to keep his place in the starting lineup after making his Premier League debut against Everton.

The Clarets manager Sean Dyche stuck with three centre-backs, selecting Gibson alongside Ben Mee and James Tarkowski, and the former Middlesbrough captain scored the team’s only goal as they lost 5-1 to Everton.

The England defender was making his return to the Burnley team after missing the last three months with a hernia problem.

The 25-year-old featured in two UEFA Europa League qualifying games this season, though the Clarets failed to get Olympiakos and into the group stages.

Gibson said, according to BT Sport:

“That’s the aim. But it’s not about me or individuals, it’s about getting the club up the table and that starts with getting a result this weekend.”

“It’s been a tough start being injured for quite a while. It’s not the start that anybody wants and I’ve been itching to get out there. I just want to help make an impact at the club and with the team.”