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Burnley chief Fletcher denies big spending plans

Burnley chief executive Paul Fletcher says they won't spend big in the coming transfer windows.

Reports had suggested manager Owen Coyle would be looking for a £30million transfer kitty should they survive their first season.

Fletcher believes the draw at Manchester City, backed up by home wins over Manchester United, Everton, Sunderland, Birmingham and Hull, proves cash isn't a pre-requisite for staying up.

"Last Saturday showed you that Burnley Football Club isn't going to win matches through throwing a fat chequebook at it. The only way you are going to win matches is by having the same goal, attitude, and the most important ingredient of all, hard work," said the Clarets chief to the Lancashire Telegraph.

Of the £30m warchest touted, he added: "That's paper talk. Owen Coyle doesn't talk about things like that outside the boardroom.

"The budget is for Owen, Barry Kilby, Brendan Flood to discuss, and maybe myself. It's not the sort of comment Owen would make.

"Anyone can speculate on what is needed if and when we do stay up this season, but that won't be through getting the chequebook out, it'll be by encouraging players to give their ultimate skill and effort."

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