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Kilmarnock’s Chris Burke: We can still improve as a team

By June 22, 2018No Comments

Chris Burke has set his sights on an even better season at Kilmarnock despite an impressive top-five finish under Steve Clarke.

The veteran midfielder signed a new one-year deal in Ayrshire to keep him at the club until the end of next season, and he wants the squad to keep on improving under Clarke.

The former West Brom manager joined Killie in October when they were bottom of the league and made a significant impact as they eventually finished fifth, including a run of 14 games unbeaten at home.

“I would think the manager would like to do the same as we did last year and maybe try and do a little bit better,” the 34-year-old told the club’s official website. “I think it is good to have the mindset of wanting to do better than last year.

“We did fantastically last season from the position we were in before the manager stepped in.

“Teams will look at us in a different way so we will have to play a different style, and we will have different aspects to add.

“We can still improve as a team. I’m sure the manager will look to add players to improve the team.”

Burke, who made 25 appearances in his first season after moving from Ross County, added: “I’m sure that even if we didn’t get into the top six last season, we would be pushing for it this season because of what we have in the dressing room.

“The boys have been fantastic in what we have achieved and I have played a part in that as well, so hopefully we can do the same next season.

“It will be tough but hopefully we can do it again.”