THERE'S nothing like leaving it to the last minute is there?

After dropping two points very late on against Wolves, the Clarets found themselves on the happier side of the same scenario, when Jeff - he of wonderful hair - Hendrick popped up to steal a point from a Brighton side who must just hate us.

Let's not beat around the bush here - it was an off day.

That's fine, it happens, so long as we don't make a habit of it.

On a side note, it can't be only me who thinks that we always seem to have off days straight after international breaks? I may do the research at some point.

Anyway, getting back to the point in hand, the takeaways from the game really should be one, the screamer of a strike and two, the wider quality of the goal from start to finish and, in particular, Matej Vydra's part in it.

I have to admit, the absence of opportunity afforded to Vydra since he joined us has confused me.

That's not just his lack of game time, but our inability to adapt to his style of play when he does get on the pitch.

One of my colleagues on the podcast made this very point this week.

We bring on the likes of Vydra and Jay Rodriguez to change the feel of a game and, presumably, open up chances, but then persist in playing the same ball to them that we would to Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes.

We usually fail to adapt, so it warmed my little heart to see Vydra play a hand in such a sublime goal.

It was also a pleasure seeing Jeff take the praise.

He has worked so hard for us over the years, but hasn't cemented himself as a fan favourite and doesn't half take a lot of stick.

His popularity rating has definitely been affected by the fact that he hasn't managed to lock down his favoured position.

Which is quite odd, you would think that a player who selflessly plays out of position for the good of the team would be applauded, not criticised.

Attention turns this weekend to newly promoted Norwich and a game we need to take three points from.

It isn't going to be an easy game, as their confidence levels will be sky high after that result against Manchester City.

We will need to be switched on if we are going to get back to winning ways, so I do wonder whether Sean Dyche will be tempted to make a change or two. Would you?