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Howe's praise for brave Burnley squad

BURNLEY manager Eddie Howe admits he is encouraged by the character his depleted squad has shown in the run-in, even if it doesn’t result in a late play-off charge.

The Clarets boss was forced to send out a number of walking wounded for the Easter Monday game at Doncaster Rovers, after coming out on top of their physical battle against Brighton.

Kieran Trippier limped over the line in the Good Friday win after a late challenge by Craig Noone, midfielder Marvin Bartley came off on the half-hour while Charlie Austin and Danny Ings both suffered minor knocks.

The day before the game, a scan had revealed Ben Mee had suffered a small fracture in his back during the win at Portsmouth the previous weekend.

After beating Brighton, Howe admitted he feared he may not have enough senior professionals available for selection at Doncaster.

In the end, the Burnley manager was forced into only one change, and thanked his players for a brave effort.

“We had to chuck them out there. We have got a few players struggling, but they put their game faces on and had a right go,” he said.

“We don’t have too many options so we really needed to get them out there to play.”

And Howe admitted he was pleased with the response from the players.

“I think there have been really good signs,” he continued.

“Ross Wallace has played at left back for three games and has been excellent.

“They are really good signs not just for him but everyone who has knuckled down and really given everything for the club.

“You can see that in their performances.

“It’s perceived on the outside as if we’ve nothing to play for, inside there’s everything to play for, for us.

“We want to win every game and I think the lads have been great.”

Howe has given debuts to three youth team stars in the last three games, all as late second-half substitutes.

Shay McCartan was the latest to get his first team bow on Easter Monday.

But Howe is wary of becoming too reliant on the club’s young players in the last four games, especially with the top six coming back into view thanks to a run of three wins out of four.

“We need our pros fit and out there,” he said. “We’ll see if we can get any back for Saturday (against Coventry).”

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4:21pm Wed 11 Apr 12

FCBurnley says...

Dear Eddie,

Brace yourself. The B***ards are coming.

YOU will have the opportunity to give them a severe thrashing or two.

Arise Sir Eddie
Dear Eddie, Brace yourself. The B***ards are coming. YOU will have the opportunity to give them a severe thrashing or two. Arise Sir Eddie FCBurnley
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10:15am Thu 12 Apr 12

Charwalla says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Dear Eddie, Brace yourself. The B***ards are coming. YOU will have the opportunity to give them a severe thrashing or two. Arise Sir Eddie
I notice that no one bothers to write anything about Burnley!!!
Maybe because they're not worth bothering about???
"Who is Eddie How???"
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Dear Eddie, Brace yourself. The B***ards are coming. YOU will have the opportunity to give them a severe thrashing or two. Arise Sir Eddie[/p][/quote]I notice that no one bothers to write anything about Burnley!!! Maybe because they're not worth bothering about??? "Who is Eddie How???" Charwalla
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4:20pm Thu 12 Apr 12

gudari says...

It may have escaped your notice grintwum that in Burnley we have a newspaper called "The Burnley Express" which is where the majority of fans comment. As blackbum is not important enough to merit its own newspaper, you have to share the LET with us. Get used to it sunbeam!
It may have escaped your notice grintwum that in Burnley we have a newspaper called "The Burnley Express" which is where the majority of fans comment. As blackbum is not important enough to merit its own newspaper, you have to share the LET with us. Get used to it sunbeam! gudari
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2:13pm Sat 14 Apr 12

petemcglinn says...

gudari wrote:
It may have escaped your notice grintwum that in Burnley we have a newspaper called "The Burnley Express" which is where the majority of fans comment. As blackbum is not important enough to merit its own newspaper, you have to share the LET with us. Get used to it sunbeam!
There is even less comments on there !

Try the beano.

Coyb
[quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: It may have escaped your notice grintwum that in Burnley we have a newspaper called "The Burnley Express" which is where the majority of fans comment. As blackbum is not important enough to merit its own newspaper, you have to share the LET with us. Get used to it sunbeam![/p][/quote]There is even less comments on there ! Try the beano. Coyb petemcglinn
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