Vincent Kompany seeks beyond Championship trophy

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Vincent Kompany challenged his promoted Burnley side to clinch the Championship title and then try to break the record for the division’s highest points total.

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has urge his side to seek beyond winning the trophy alone in the Championship this season.

The Clarets clinched promotion with a win at Middlesbrough on Good Friday, and two goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson saw them beat second-placed Sheffield United on Monday night to leave themselves needing five points from the last six games to go up as champions.

Kompany, who celebrated his 37th birthday with the win over the Blades, hopes that could be achieved as early as next weekend, but said he does not want his team to let it rest at that.

He has his eyes on Reading’s record points haul of 106 – set in the 2005-06 season – and Burnley can beat that if they win all of their remaining games.

“If my maths aren’t wrong we could be champions next weekend if things go our way,” said Kompany. “To say that this could have happened with five games to go, I don’t think anyone would have hoped for it.

“It’s for us to set the bar even higher and see if there’s something beyond winning the trophy. Can we keep that consistency for the next six games?

“It’s funny that our next trip is to Reading. We have always got to look forward to something.

“I have two things in my mind – one is to make sure we allow the group to be part of the next six games. That’s how we got here, all the players have played a huge part this season.”


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