BURNLEY could be set for a £1 million windfall through the sale of Turf Moor shares.

Chairman Barry Kilby is currently bidding to bring in further fresh investment to top up the funds generated by the Clarets' rights issue which closed last week.

He has spoken to a number of potential backers, mostly from the Burnley area, who could pump a seven-figure fee into the club if they follow up their initial interest.

"I have talked to people and been told there's another £1 million investment out there," confirmed Kilby.

The chairman has bought £3 million worth of shares and when the rights issue closed last Tuesday, £3.8 million had been raised.

Kilby is hoping to generate over £5 million in total to sort out the club's debts and give manager Stan Ternent some extra cash to spend.

And there has been plenty of interest in buying shares now that they can be allotted to investors by the board.

Kilby added: "I am now talking to different people who aren't shareholders.

"Other people have expressed an interest and we have had 60-odd letters. We will be writing to them and of the people who have spoken to me personally I will be talking to them again this week."

Kilby is looking for major backers to help in the re-financing of the club. But he has also welcomed the interest from small investors and fans who want to help out and own a piece of their club.

"I am delighted with the ones and twos. It's £200 a time and that's a lot of money. It's good to expand the sharebase and for them to be able to come along to the AGM and have their say. "If anybody else wants to write in, that's the way to do it," the chairman added.

Burnley's stock is also rising on the pitch, flying Scotsman Brian Reid answering manager Stan Ternent's call for more goals as he kept the Clarets' revival going with a thumping equaliser at Lincoln City.

Reid timed his leap to perfection to score with a bullet-like 66th-minute header which extended Burnley's unbeaten away run to four games in a 1-1 draw.

It was the perfect response to Ternent's goal plea as the central defender found the net for just the second time in his Burnley career.

And it made up for the red card Reid was shown when the two teams produced an identical scoreline at Turf Moor a month ago.

"I seem to have a few run-ins with Lincoln after getting sent off against them and then scoring against them," admitted Reid.

"But I was pleased to get a goal, I think it was well overdue. The gaffer kept saying that I need to start getting some goals with the size of me in the box."

Ternent confirmed that he is looking for Reid and others to weigh in with their share of goals to lighten the burden on Andy Payton and Andy Cooke. "It's good that we are getting goals from other areas. I would like him (Reid) to get five, six or seven goals and the same from midfield players. It just takes time," said Ternent.

Burnley took time to get to grips with a mudheap of a pitch and a spritely Imps side before showing their battling qualities to earn what Reid felt was a satisfactory result.

"The conditions weren't the best for playing football so to get a point means we are happy, although we would have rather had the three," he said.

"I don't think there's many teams who'll come here in these conditions and get three points because they don't give you much and they battled hard."

Ternent was equally pleased with the outcome against one of the form sides of the division who look a good bet to escape from relegation trouble.

"It wasn't a classic, more of a battle. They have won their last four games so that was a good show by the lads to come from behind and get a draw. I was pleased with them," he said.

Burnley came through a tough encounter relatively unscathed, only leading scorer Andy Payton, who was withdrawn 14 minutes from time, carrying a slight injury which won't keep him out of next Saturday's game against Luton Town at Turf Moor. That's the first of three home games in February when the Clarets will be looking to capitalise on their away form of the last month and move into the top half of the table.

"We are picking up points all the time. It's also important that when we have lost a match we have got a result in the next one.

"We aren't pulling up any trees and there's plenty of room for improvement but we are doing alright," said Ternent.

Kevin Henderson scored twice as Burnley A beat Accrington Stanley reserves 5-0. The other goals came Phil Eastwood, John Williamson, and Chris Scott.

The under-18s beat Stockport 3-1 with goals from Ben Woods, Duncan Robertshaw and Earl Davis.

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