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Burnley signing Erik Pieters: I'm not here to sit on the bench

Erik Pieters says he didn't sign for Burnley to sit on the bench.

The Dutchman has arrived at Turf Moor from Stoke City and has marked his determination to seal a starting spot at left-back over Charlie Taylor.

"I've not come here to sit on the bench – I've come here to play," said a player who has Champions League experience from his time with PSV Eindhoven.

"I think competition keeps me and him absolutely sharp.

"He had a good season but I'm not here to sit on the bench.

"Let's make it a fair battle and support each other no matter who is playing."

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