BRIAN Laws says he is determined to fight tooth and nail to keep Burnley's best players and re-group after the summer for another promotion assault.

That includes Robbie Blake, who he is eager to tie up on a new deal.

“We want to keep our best players, that goes without question,” said the 48-year-old.

“Football's football and you know there’s going to be outgoings as well as incomings.

"There are a lot of players who are out of contract, we’ll be talking to them over the next few days, we’ll be sitting down with them and doing our business in the right way.”