Jordan relishing City test
Stephen Jordan is looking forward to facing former club Manchester City with Burnley on Saturday.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 06/11/09 4:05pm
Stephen Jordan is looking forward to facing former club Manchester City with Burnley on Saturday and insists he does not regret leaving Eastlands.
The defender joined City as an eight-year-old and made 62 appearances for the club after making his debut in September 2004.
However, the 27-year-old soon found regular opportunities hard to come by and departed for Turf Moor in summer 2007.
Despite sharing the full-back duties with Christian Kalvanes last term in the Championship Jordan has managed to make the position his own this term, having played every minute of the Clarets' 11 Premier League fixtures.
"I have good memories of my time at City as I was a fan. I was only eight when I joined the club," he said.
"I will have some family and friends there on Saturday, so it should be a bit of a special day.
"It is incredible what has happened at City with the money and the players they have brought in.
"But I'm not envious. I'm getting games and feel as though I'm improving because of that.
"I would rather be playing regularly with Burnley rather than being in the fourth team at City. I'm happy here. That's all that matters. It's getting harder for young players to break through at City."
Burnley are yet to win away in the league this season with heavy defeats at Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham but Jordan is confident the Clarets can emulate their achievements at Turf Moor, where Burnley have taken 12 points from a possible 15, on their travels.
"People are making a bit of a deal about things but hopefully we can begin to replicate our displays at home," he added.
"We will continue to compete in this league. You need to raise your game week in, week out in the Premier League. If you are not 100 per cent you will get found out."