LIVID Burnley boss Stan Ternent again hit out at the Clarets fans as his side crashed out of the FA Cup on penalties at Third Division Scunthorpe United last night.

Burnley lost 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out, after the third-round replay was level at 1-1 after extra-time, to miss out on the chance of a trip to Bolton Wanderers this weekend.

And Ternent was close to the end of his tether after a dramatic tie in which he felt Burnley should have been awarded a spot-kick in normal time for a second-half foul on substitute Glen Little.

The Clarets manager was angry that he was prevented from taking the matter up with referee Graham Frankland and also at the reaction of many of the travelling supporters who booed the late substitution of Andy Payton, whose 14th-goal of the season looked set to take Burnley through until Andrew Dawson equalised eight minutes from the end of normal time.

Ternent said Payton had a hamstring problem and after showing his anger at the supporters at the time of the switch he said afterwards: "They're booing because Payton's going off. How does Johnny Mullin feel? What do these people want? What's up with them?

"I did show displeasure because I've had enough of it.

"Of course he is (troubled with a hamstring) and it's a long way into the match. What do they think I do it for -- to lose a game?

"Unbelievable they are. And they're normally great away from home.

"Perhaps it's 'time up' for me, what do you think?

"I took them from the (brink of the) Third Division, steadied the ship, we got a promotion last year, we're in the top 30 clubs in the country and they're still moaning. Let's have the job right."

Ternent was evidently hurt by the defeat. "It's really disappointing because we would have liked to have gone to Bolton. From a financial point of view for the club it would have been very good and obviously it wasn't meant to be," he said.

And he admitted to be being upset as he argued with club officials in an effort to speak to the referee.

Frankland didn't want to talk to the Burnley boss, who said there were no excuses for the cup exit but made his feelings plain over the penalty decisions that went against Ian Moore, and then Little -- plus the standard of refereeing within the game.

He said: "There were two penalty appeals. The first one I'm not quite sure about but the second one I've watched on the video on the coach and it's a blatant penalty.

"But the assessor's gone in and said to me that the referee had a fantastic game. I beg to differ on that.

"We have to take it on the chin and crack on but it's us and them. You can see what's happening. I can't even get to speak to the referee.

"I've got a guy on the door who works for Scunthorpe, nothing to do with the FA, and an assessor in there. And I want to see the referee, not the assessor, and the assessor's calling the shots."

Ternent added: "It's us and them. It's no wonder what's happening in the game. I've had enough of it. It's just driving me round the twist and a lot of other managers as well, Wenger included, Warnock, all of us, we've just had a bellyful of them.

"I want to talk to him and tell him that I won't be marking him particularly well, and I always do that, because I thought he had a poor match and the important decisions in matches are sendings off and penalty kicks. I want to tell him that I've seen it on the video and it's a blatant penalty.

"I'm a football manager and I can't get in. What's going on? Who's running football now? The players are bottom of the pile, the managers are bottom of the pile.

"We've got stewards and assessors. They are amateur people in a professional sport. It's unbelievable what's going on."

Burnley's reserves entertain Huddersfield Town in the Avon Insurance Premier League at Turf Moor tonight (kick-off 7.15pm).