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Jackson not thinking about permanent Burnley job

Mike Jackson insists he's not thinking about keeping the Burnley manager's job.

Jackson has given no thought to what his job situation might be come Monday morning as he puts everything into Burnley's relegation decider against Newcastle on Sunday.

Jackson, 48, stepped up from his role as the under-23s boss when Sean Dyche was abruptly sacked last month.

He has taken 11 points from seven games to put Burnley's fate in their own hands when they host the Magpies on the final day, needing to match Leeds' result at Brentford to stay up.

Such has been the rejuvenation at Turf Moor in the last few weeks that Jackson should be considered a candidate for the full-time job himself, even though he has consistently downplayed that suggestion.

“I've just not thought about that at all," he said. “All my thoughts have been how can we achieve what we want to do.

“We've not spoken about it. We've not had time to even think about that. My full focus has been on trying to achieve this.

“Let's see what happens on Monday morning. Fingers crossed everything goes how we want, then we'll have a good Monday."

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