Striker expects Burnley to improve

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Burnley striker Peter Crouch thinks the club will finish in the top half of the table next season whether he's there or not.

Burnley striker Peter Crouch thinks the club will finish in the top half of the table next season whether he’s there or not.

Burnley finished the season with three consecutive defeats but the hard work was done in the preceding weeks as they recovered from a precarious position at Christmas to secure safety.

After clinching seventh spot last season and qualifying for Europe, 15th this time could be seen as a disappointment, but Crouch has been impressed by what he has experienced and expects the Clarets to improve next term.

He said: ‘Personally it’s been a bit frustrating.

I had an injury at the wrong time.

I was looking to come here and do more.

But I’ve loved every minute of being at Burnley.

All the lads are fantastic, they’ve welcomed me and we’ve had good fun.

‘We’ve had a good second half to the season.

I think Sean Dyche is building something very good here.

It reminds me a lot of Stoke when we finished in the top half three times in a row.

I think this club will be top half again next season.

‘ Crouch is yet to make a decision on his future at Turf Moor.

There is a new contract available if he wants one but as yet he has not made a decision on whether to carry on playing or call it a day.

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