BURNLEY fan Mark Warburton had more reasons than most to celebrate when Ian Wright arrived in Burnley.

A decision to buy three of the club's £1 lottery tickets with his friend Lee Fielding, of Padiham Road, led to the pair winning a prize of £2,000.

They also won the full Ian Wright strip which he wore for the Burnley versus Wigan match as well as a guest seat in an executive box for the next home game.

Mark was presented with the strip at half-time on Saturday by ex-Burnley players Willie Irvine and Brian O'Neil.

Mark, 41, of Coultate Street, said: "When we got the three tickets I paid for two of them and we agreed if we won we would split the money and I could have the strip. Usually I don't even buy a ticket but since it was Wrighty's first match and a woman came round selling them in the pub, I thought I'd have a go."

Father-of-two Mark has already spent his share of the winnings on house repairs, a new suit which he wore on Saturday and on his children, but he is not so quick to make money from the strip.

He said: "I have already been offered £200 for the shirt but I am going to get it framed and hang it over my fireplace.

"I am going to try and get Wright to sign the back of it on his number and put a club crest in the top corner."

Mark is pictured holding the cheque while Lee gets the strip from former Clarets Willie Irvine, left, and Brian O'Neil.

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