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​Everton defender Keane delighted over Burnley survival

Everton defender Michael Keane has admitted that he is delighted that his old club Burnley have avoided the drop.

Keane was part of the Everton side that defeated Burnley 2-0 last week.

However, he was pleased the result did not have any long lasting consequences on the Clarets, who were already safe.

"They did it twice to us last year, so it's a bit of payback really. No, it's not like that!" said Keane to reporters.

"Everyone knows how much I love the club and all the good stuff that happened to me while I was at Burnley.

"It's always nice to play against your friends and see familiar faces. It's been a good season for us against Burnley and they've had a good season too – they've managed to stay up through difficult circumstances. I think they can be very happy with their season.

"I was desperate for them to stay up, I don't want to see them go down. They've done really well in the last four months or so to get back up the table and to get where they belong. They've found their feet and gone from strength to strength again.

"It's always one I look out for, I'm glad they're still here."

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