MICHAEL Duff felt his Burnley Under-23 side did enough to earn their narrow victory over Leeds United in the Professional Development League.

Dwight McNeil scored the only goal of the game as the Clarets made it three unbeaten and secured a second league win of the campaign.

It was often a scrappy affair at Curzon Ashton's Tameside Stadium, in a game of few chances, but Duff felt his side were good value for the three points.

The visitors lined up with three at the back and enjoyed plenty of possession, but they didn't cause the Clarets too many problems.

"It’s the vogue formation at the moment, the 3-4-3. They played it slightly differently. We’ve come up against it a couple of times and been quite successful," Duff said.

"They moved it around well without really hurting us. I can’t really remember Anders making a genuine save.

"They had one scary moment when he came out, but every chance they had in the first half we put them in, which shows our lack of quality with the ball, particularly first half.

"Other than that I think we did enough to nick it."

Burnley took the lead on 64 minutes and then battled resolutely to hang on to all three points, and Duff believes the competitive nature of the games in the Clarets first season at Category 2 level is helping the players develop.

"That’s the benefit of having a competitive games programme, when last year it was just friendlies all the time," he said.

"It showed at the end that in the last five minutes the lads are doing all they can to hold on to three points, so that’s the pleasing aspect of it.

"Another thing we can work on is game management. We’re 1-0 up and we’re still trying to run 100 mph and score a goal rather than just keeping the ball and diffusing the situation."