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Rooney dismisses Burnley job speculation

Wayne Rooney has played down the latest speculation linking him to Burnley, with Mike Jackson continuing to manage the Clarets on a game-by-game basis.

Jackson stepped up from the under-23s following the sacking of Sean Dyche and has collected seven points from three games to guide the club out of the relegation zone.

Rooney was again strongly linked with Burnley on Thursday following Derby's relegation to League One, but he denied anything was afoot, saying: "I heard that this morning on talkSPORT, it is the first I heard of it.

"I think I have said a couple of times now it is a credit to myself and the staff and the job they've done that speculation is there, but I have a year left on my contract here. I want to try and bring better days back to this football club.

"Now, of course, that depends, as I have said over the last few weeks, on the takeover going through. If it doesn't, then of course you might have to reassess that, but, if it goes through, I am here and ready to try and get this club back up into the Championship."

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