Pope takes first place and now for the right-back
Earlier this week we launched the voting to select Burnley’s best team from the eight years in the Premier League.
We started with the goalkeepers and there were three candidates. Brian Jensen was goalkeeper during our 2009/10 season and for much of the other seven seasons we had Tom Heaton and Nick Pope in goal.
It was always going to be between the latter two and it would have been hard to believe just a few years ago that Heaton would be beaten into first place, but beaten he was.
Pope was the winner with 67% of the vote, followed by Heaton who secured 32% with Jensen winning just a few votes.
The result means that Pope claims the first place in the team but for the next three days, until the end of Sunday, we will now be choosing a right-back as we begin the search for a back four.
There are five candidates for this position, starting with Tyrone Mears (38 appearances) who played every game in the 2009/10 season. Next is Kieran Trippier (38) who was in the team for every game during 2014/15. In the last six seasons, the position has been filled by Matt Lowton (159), Phil Bardsley (57) and Connor Roberts (21).
Mears, Trippier, Lowton, Bardsley or Roberts, the choice is yours. The vote is now underway. You can vote below or, if viewing the desktop version of the site, on every page directly below the monthly archive links.
Once this position is filled, next week we will be completing the back four.
Who has been our best Premier League right-back?
- Kieran Trippier (89%, 663 Votes)
- Matt Lowton (8%, 62 Votes)
- Phil Bardsley (1%, 8 Votes)
- Tyrone Mears (1%, 6 Votes)
- Connor Roberts (1%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 744