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Burnley winger Kightly confident goals will now flow

Burnley winger Michael Kightly is confident the goals will soon flow for the Clarets.

Burnley are still awaiting their first win back in the top flight but Kightly insists it has been far from doom and gloom after their 2-2 draw with Leicester City.

He said: "The gaffer's brilliant, he just wants us to play with freedom but when you haven't got a win and not scored so many goals, it's difficult sometimes.

"But here we just could just feel we were going to play better than we did last week - which wasn't hard to be honest.

"The manager's been brilliant to be fair, he gets disappointed when we don't do the things that he wants us to do.

"There's none of this, 'Sit behind the ball and try to nick a point'. He wants us to go out and attack.

"We didn't do that against West Brom, so it was nice to get something out of this game.

"He said to us last week, 'Someone hasn't died, it's not the end of the world, we've lost a game'.

"Other than that match, we've played pretty well."

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