SEAN Dyche said he found positives in the performance against Sheffield Wednesday, despite the disappointment of being knocked out of the Capital One Cup at the first attempt with a third straight defeat.
The Clarets made seven changes to their Premier League line-up, with debuts given to goalkeeper Matt Gilks and left back Stephen Ward, while Kieran Trippier, Scott Arfield, David Jones and last season's ever-present captain Jason Shackell kept their places in the side.
Burnley were required to bring on strike duo Danny Ings and Lukas Jutkiewicz for the final few minutes as the battled for an equaliser, after Atdhe Nuhiu scored the winner from the penalty spot following Shackell's foul on Jeremy Helan.
But the Premier League new boys ran out of time to force extra time.
"I'm disappointed with the result. In the performance there was a lot of good play, we controlled it, we dealt with their long ball threat and their 4-5-1," said Dyche.
"They had very few chances.
"We huffed and puffed a bit really.
"We shifted it well, we moved it well, we kept the ball well, created some reasonable chances without the golden chance which often turns the game.
"We experienced it last year when people came and just sat in and played a 4-5-1 and usually when we scored the first goal it opened up the game and we went on to win, and that didn't happen tonight.
"They get the first one and it's difficult. It's alarming how we didn't have a penalty if I'm honest. There were three (incidents) - Barnesy, Ingsy, Jutkiewicz."
But Dyche had no complaints about the decision given against them.
"It was a poor decision by our defender," said the Burnley boss, who explained the reason for making changes to his side.
"The players need games and we thought that was wise to make sure the players who are on the periphery get games."
He added: "It was a nearly performance.
"You score that first goal and it changes that nearly performance into a very good one.
"We dominated it and made the chances."