MICHAEL Duff admitted to 'mixed emotions' after seeing Burnley Under-23s twice come from behind to draw 3-3 with Huddersfield Town at Turf Moor.

The Clarets remain bottom of the Professional Development League after the result, but Duff's side men showed resilience to fight back with a double from Dwight McNeil and a header from Oliver Younger.

But Duff was disappointed with the manner of the goals conceded that handed the Terriers the initiative.

"It was mixed emotions, I thought we were the better team for the majority of the game but we gave them three of the softest goals you’ll ever see, it was like slow motion watching them go in," Duff said.

"We need to learn that you can’t give three goals away and expect to win a game, but on the other hand we did create enough chances to win the game, or two or three games really.

"Some of the football was really good, the way we moved it, particularly second half, but the most pleasing thing second half was that we got a press on. We looked more like a Burnley team.

"The first half was like an academy game, it was like a basketball match and it’s unrealistic, it’s now how we’re trying to get our lads to play, because they won’t have careers if they play like that."

One highlight for the Clarets was Dean Marney coming through his first 90 minutes as his comeback from a cruciate knee ligament injury picked up in January continues.

Marney impressed in central midfield and Duff believes he is beginning to look more like his old self.

"It's important minutes. It’s a long old road from where he’s come from and he’s got to do it slowly and steadily," he said.

"He’s gradually getting sharper and sharper and he ran the game in the second half. He’s starting to grow into the Dean Marney that we all know."

Burnley were 2-0 down within the first quarter thanks to goals from Isaac Marriott and Joe Lolley.

But the Clarets responded immediately, Younger heading in McNeil's corner on the line before McNeil volleyed home Tunde Bayode's cross.

Parity lasted only a couple of minutes though, with Olly Dyson glancing in Lolley's free-kick.

Burnley were much the better side in the second half and McNeil drove home an equaliser just after the hour mark, before Tinashe Chakwana and Bayode both missed chances to give the Clarets the win.