Wide boy Arfield tips Burnley full back for a run to the very top

This Is Lancashire: A leaping Scott Arfield believes Kieran Tripper (centre) can hit the heights of the game A leaping Scott Arfield believes Kieran Tripper (centre) can hit the heights of the game

SCOTT Arfield believes Burnley’s assist king Kieran Trippier is destined for big things in the years to come.

Arfield and Trippier have proved an effective partnership on the right flank this season and will hope to combine once more when the Clarets host Blackpool tomorrow afternoon.

Trippier produced his eighth assist of the season to set up Danny Ings’ equaliser at Leicester in Burnley’s last match, earning the man of the match award.

The 23-year-old was voted the Championship’s best right back last season and Arfield cannot see anyone to challenge Trippier for that honour this term either.

“I personally don’t think so,” said the Scot.

“When I came to the club at the start of the season I thought that as soon as I saw him in training on the first day.

“He’s gone from strength to strength this year and he’s a pleasure to play with.

“He’s different class and he makes your job so much easier.

“The way that I play, trying to come into the middle of the park, it lets Tripps go and do his thing, and he got another assist at Leicester.

“I think that was his eighth assist of the season. For a right back that just speaks volumes.

“Personally I think he can play at a higher level.

“It’s not just ability, it’s his mental strength. He puts demands on himself and goes and plays as well as he does every week.”

Trippier has twice as many assists as any other Burnley player this season, with Danny Ings and Junior Stanislas each setting up four goals.

The former Manchester City youngster also provided assists for 11 goals last season, many for the now departed Charlie Austin.

Arfield hopes Trippier’s performances will play a part in entire squad reaching the top flight next season, and victory over Blackpool could put the Clarets in a strong position – with QPR and Leicester playing each other tomorrow.

The midfielder has impressed too since arriving at Turf Moor in the summer, after being released by Huddersfield Town.

Having started his career at Falkirk, Arfield has represented Scotland under 19s and under 21s as well as playing for the Scotland B team.

A first senior cap has not yet arrived but the 25-year-old hopes he can force himself into contention with his performances for Burnley.

“It’s all happened so quickly here, I think I missed the first three league games and then established myself in the first team so I’ve not really had time to think about it,” Arfield said of his international prospects.

“But it’s an ambition, something I’ve always wanted to do.

“I made 17 appearances for the under 21s and enjoyed every one of them. If it was to happen I’d be absolutely delighted.

“The strongest part of the Scotland squad is the midfield, so if you do manage to get an appearance in there you’re doing something right.”

* York City expect Luke O’Neill to return to Turf Moor at the end of his three-month loan spell in the New Year.

The League Two club believe they will not be able to afford to sign the player on a permanent basis.

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12:38pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship.

Tick Tock Tock Tock
He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship. Tick Tock Tock Tock Lancs - pensioner

12:39pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

Why does WLUV never post on the Dingle pages, because he's a closet Rovers fan!!! Along with I love mugging myself.
Why does WLUV never post on the Dingle pages, because he's a closet Rovers fan!!! Along with I love mugging myself. Lancs - pensioner

1:18pm Fri 20 Dec 13

RobH2O says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship.

Tick Tock Tock Tock
Drivel pouring from the lob-sided gob of the cerebrally disadvantaged.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship. Tick Tock Tock Tock[/p][/quote]Drivel pouring from the lob-sided gob of the cerebrally disadvantaged. RobH2O

5:22pm Fri 20 Dec 13

stevieclaret says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Why does WLUV never post on the Dingle pages, because he's a closet Rovers fan!!! Along with I love mugging myself.
Pot kettle black. Bore off!
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Why does WLUV never post on the Dingle pages, because he's a closet Rovers fan!!! Along with I love mugging myself.[/p][/quote]Pot kettle black. Bore off! stevieclaret

10:32pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

stevieclaret wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Why does WLUV never post on the Dingle pages, because he's a closet Rovers fan!!! Along with I love mugging myself.
Pot kettle black. Bore off!
To@@er
[quote][p][bold]stevieclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Why does WLUV never post on the Dingle pages, because he's a closet Rovers fan!!! Along with I love mugging myself.[/p][/quote]Pot kettle black. Bore off![/p][/quote]To@@er Lancs - pensioner

10:33pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

RobH2O wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship.

Tick Tock Tock Tock
Drivel pouring from the lob-sided gob of the cerebrally disadvantaged.
A bit like Stevicrippleclaret, good clean banter among proper fans is so hard to come by, to@@er!
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship. Tick Tock Tock Tock[/p][/quote]Drivel pouring from the lob-sided gob of the cerebrally disadvantaged.[/p][/quote]A bit like Stevicrippleclaret, good clean banter among proper fans is so hard to come by, to@@er! Lancs - pensioner

10:52pm Fri 20 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Why does WLUV never post on the Dingle pages, because he's a closet Rovers fan!!! Along with I love mugging myself.
I post on here too you walking corpse.
I just find it hilarious just how deluded you fantasists really are.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Why does WLUV never post on the Dingle pages, because he's a closet Rovers fan!!! Along with I love mugging myself.[/p][/quote]I post on here too you walking corpse. I just find it hilarious just how deluded you fantasists really are. You're not mugging me off that easily

10:57pm Fri 20 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship.

Tick Tock Tock Tock
Drivel pouring from the lob-sided gob of the cerebrally disadvantaged.
A bit like Stevicrippleclaret, good clean banter among proper fans is so hard to come by, to@@er!
Have you run out of werthers originals to give to the kids up Shadsworth?

I can see their disappointed little faces now as you take an unreasonable amount of time rummaging around in your p1ss stained trouser pockets.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship. Tick Tock Tock Tock[/p][/quote]Drivel pouring from the lob-sided gob of the cerebrally disadvantaged.[/p][/quote]A bit like Stevicrippleclaret, good clean banter among proper fans is so hard to come by, to@@er![/p][/quote]Have you run out of werthers originals to give to the kids up Shadsworth? I can see their disappointed little faces now as you take an unreasonable amount of time rummaging around in your p1ss stained trouser pockets. You're not mugging me off that easily

8:39am Sat 21 Dec 13

Chris P Bacon says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship.

Tick Tock Tock Tock
Drivel pouring from the lob-sided gob of the cerebrally disadvantaged.
A bit like Stevicrippleclaret, good clean banter among proper fans is so hard to come by, to@@er!
It's not hard but IMPOSSIBLE to come by from you, you coffin-dodging, illiterate, hypocritical fantasist.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: He'll leave at the end of the season along with Ings and the Manager when your lot are still in the Chumpionship. Tick Tock Tock Tock[/p][/quote]Drivel pouring from the lob-sided gob of the cerebrally disadvantaged.[/p][/quote]A bit like Stevicrippleclaret, good clean banter among proper fans is so hard to come by, to@@er![/p][/quote]It's not hard but IMPOSSIBLE to come by from you, you coffin-dodging, illiterate, hypocritical fantasist. Chris P Bacon

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