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Heaton talks about his friendship with Hart

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For the Burnley goalkeeper, his friend Joe Hart and he have a really good relationship and will fight for the position

Goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Joe Hart are now in a friendly competition to defend Burnley’s goal.

And Heaton talked to The Lancashire Telegraph about it.

“I had his backing 100 percent and it was the same the other way around,” said Heaton.

“He and I go back a long, long way. We sit next to each other in the dressing room at the training ground, we’re very good pals, and what I like about us is that we both deal with the situation as it is.”

“He’s been absolutely brilliant in difficult circumstances for him,” he added.

“I think for me, despite everything that’s gone on, his performances have been excellent.”

“We’ve struggled for results and performances at times and when he gave me the nod it was an interesting one,” Heaton commented.

“Despite those facts, I actually think that Joe has been my player of the season so far.”