Burnley winger Stanislas puts his future on hold

Winger Junior Stanislas has put his Burnley future on the backburner as he focuses solely on helping the Clarets win promotion back to the Premier League.

Friday, 28th March 2014, 6:00 am
ON OUR WAY: Sam Vokes celebrates opening the scoring against Doncaster on Tuesday night with Ashley Barnes and Junior Stanislas

Stanislas, who scored the second goal in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win at home to Doncaster Rovers, is out of contract in the summer after three years at Turf Moor.

But, ahead of tomorrow’s televised top of the table clash with leaders Leicester City, the former West Ham wideman admits he is merely concentrating on the group.

The 24-year-old said: “My contract’s up at the end of the season but I’m not really thinking about that honestly.

“I’ve just got to work hard, eight games to go now and every game is a massive game.

“We’ve got to try to get the points and leave that (contract) until later.”

However, born in south east London, Stanislas has enjoyed life in the north west.

He became the father of twins shortly after making the switch, and he added: “I feel good here, I feel comfortable here, and if a decision is reached, I would like to stay here.

“But that’s probably for another time, it’s secondary.

“The most important thing is getting three points from the games coming up.

“My family’s happy and settled.

“The twins were born and we came straight up, so this is home for them now.”

Stanislas, having played in the Premier League with West Ham - scoring against Burnley in the Clarets’ previous season there – is reluctant to think too far ahead on the pitch as well.

Burnley can go top if they beat Leicester by two goals tomorrow, but Stanislas said: “We don’t talk about the Premier League here, it’s every game as it comes and we’ll see what happens.

“I suppose in the back of your mind it’s there, but you can only take one game at a time. As long as all the lads keep working hard, which we will do, every game we’ll try to get the three points and move a little bit closer.

“It’s a big one against Leicester, but they’re all big ones.

“Leicester’s a big club and they’ve done well this season so it will be good to test ourselves against them.”