BURNLEY Under-23 boss Steve Stone was pleased with his side's response after the Clarets youngsters came from two down to beat Bolton Wanderers 4-2 at Leyland on Monday night.

Stone's men were second best in the first half although Olowale Tanimowo's two goals for the home side both came from defensive errors.

But Burnley roared back after the break to claim the points thanks to goals from Michael Fowler, Bobby Thomas, Dan Agyei and Josh Benson,

“I was really pleased with the response. That’s what I was looking for,” said Stone, whose side move up to second in the Professional Development League table.

“We were 2-0 down without really getting out of first or second gear. We were caught with a couple of mistakes and we were punished.

“But I’m pleased we were punished because it shows if you do makes mistakes at any professional level that happens.

“For the first time I really had a go at them at half-time and really let them know what I thought of how their performances were and what their duties were as professionals at Burnley Football Club.

“They certainly weren’t doing it in the first half and that was no way a team of mine should have played without the grit and determination you should show as a football player.

“You have to show all those horrible things I always talk about and second half they certainly did that and they ground them down in the end.

“They are quite a physical side and we matched that and then overcame that with real bits of quality and four set-plays which is something you’ve got to be pleased with.”