Duff out to impress new boss
Burnley defender Michael Duff has set his sights on reviving his career under new boss Eddie Howe.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 17/01/11 2:21pm
Burnley defender Michael Duff has set his sights on reviving his career under new manager Eddie Howe.
Caretaker boss Stuart Gray brought the 32-year-old back into the team this month after the experienced centre-back was dropped by Brian Laws.
Howe has now been confirmed as Laws' successor, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at Turf Moor.
And Duff, who is now in his seventh season with the Clarets, hopes to make a good first impression on the former Bournemouth boss.
"A new manager is a boost because it is a clean slate and everybody will try to impress him," said the Northern Ireland international.
"Football is one of those industries where people come and go, and this is the third or fourth team that'll be built since I've been here.
"People have their opinions of you and whether they want you to play for them or they don't.
"Everyone is going to be champing at the bit when the new manager comes in."