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Everton defender Keane grateful for Burnley time

Everton defender Michael Keane is grateful for his time at Burnley.

Keane will face his former teammates tonight at Goodison Park.

On Burnley, he told the Mirror: “It was massive for my development to go there. It was a big decision to leave Man United but, looking back, it was the best thing I could have done. I learned so much when I was at Burnley.

"I started off in the Premier League. We got relegated but you learn a lot from that, and I played week-in and week-out when we were in the Championship.

“You have so many good times when you're in a team which is winning week-in and week-out and you win a trophy. It gives you that hunger to want more of it.

“It was a very successful season the year after, staying in the Premier League. It was the first time in a long time for Burnley. All in all, I couldn't have had a better time there on the pitch.

“Off the pitch, it's full of great people. Everyone treated me well and I'm still in touch with a lot of them now.

“It will be nice to see them on Friday but it's a big game for us, we're still pushing for seventh and we need to win it."

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