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Lafferty Reflects

Burnley striker had the most memorable first ever international start, as a stunning David Healy hat trick led Northern Ireland to a surprise 3-2 victory over Spain.

Lafferty has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks in International football, and has taken each step well, earning widespread praise for his efforts so far.

Speaking about the game, Lafferty told the clubs official site: 'It was a fantastic win especially on the back of a poor result and performance against Iceland. It was a great game with Healy being instrumental. The third goal was incredible and the manner in which David took it was top drawer stuff,' said Lafferty.

'He's a true professional and a great role model to look upon. His communication with me on the pitch is second to none and it would be wonderful if we can keep the partnership going for a while longer.

'Duffer had a good game and coped well against the Spanish frontline, in particular he kept Villa fairly quiet.

'The fans were once again exceptional. In similar circumstances to Iceland, we went down two - one to the Spanish, but they kept behind us. Their support is second to none and has kept us going throughout this game as well as the rest I've played in.

'I've been receiving a lot of support and praise and want to thank everyone for this. It's terrific to receive good praise, but I just want to continue playing my football.'

The Clarets entertain Colchester on Saturday at Turf Moor, although he faces a race against time to be fit, after taking a few knocks from a physical Spanish side. 'I'm concentrating on the Colchester game on Saturday, but unfortunately I've taken a knock on my leg and will have to undergo a late fitness test' he said. 'The Spanish were a physical outfit and I took a kick under the chin from Puyol and Alonso kneed my on my left leg in another challenge,' he added.

'I enjoy a physical game and it will always spur me on to keep plugging away. The lads, the staff, the fans and myself are really delighted with how the game went. I really enjoyed it and the result is a great kick-start to our campaign, even though I think it's a game too late.'




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Date:Thursday September 7 2006

Time: 8:08PM

 

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