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Tarkowski urges Burnley not to waste Europa opportunity

James Tarkowski has warned Burnley not to waste their chance at playing Europa League football.

The Clarets will face Greek giants Olympiakos for a place in the competition's group stages.

"It would be great because we've already beaten two tough sides," the 25-year-old said.

"We've not got an easy draw again because Olympiakos have been around European football for years, mainly in the Champions League, so it'll be a great experience to go out there and keep showing what we're about.

"This tie can only help us going forward. We finished seventh in the Premier League for a reason so we're not just going out there to enjoy ourselves. We want to progress in this competition."

He added: "We want to continue the journey. It's not going to be easy, it's going to be tough at times, but we want to effect it and show what we're about on a bigger stage.

"It would be a bit of a waste now if we didn't make it after getting through the first two and going to extra-time twice."

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