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Burnley fullback Jordan admits Man City exit surreal

Burnley fullback Stephen Jordan describes his departure from today's opponents Manchester City as almost surreal!

Most of Jordan's family are City season ticket holders and he was on their books from the age of eight until two years ago.

He explained: "It was a bit of a strange one. They offered me a contract which I was umm-ing and aah-ing about, and towards the end of the season they withdrew it.

"Stuart Pearce was the boss at the time, and it was almost a case of 'see ya'. It was a bit weird, but by then I'd already decided I was going. I was in and out of the team and I wanted to play regular first-team football. I recognised I'd come to my end at City and Burnley came in more or less straight away.

"It will feel strange going back there for the first time, because they were always my club as a kid. Most of my family support them. The big exception is my dad - he is a United fan.

"It's hard because there are split loyalties. They want me to do well but most want City to win.

"Someone asked me if my mum would want me to win, and that is a good question. She probably wants City to win. She'll be wearing Burnley colours, but booing me!"

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