Burnley have shown quality over the last few months

Last updated : 23 January 2009 By Tony Scholes
Baggies boss Tony Mowbray has warned his players not to expect Burnley to give them anything but a tough game despite our defeat to Spurs on Wednesday. He said of the Clarets: "Burnley have shown quality over the last few months in beating Arsenal, Chelsea and Fulham and going to unbelievably close to beating Tottenham on Wednesday night.

"I'm very respectful of the way they play. I can see some similarities of the way we played last season in the Championship, by using the extra man in midfield, moving the ball around well and scoring goals.

"They've obviously hit a sticky patch in the league where they've gone three or four games without winning. Maybe there is a case for saying the cup football is catching up with them a bit.

"They obviously went to extra time against QPR in the last FA Cup round but sometimes in the perceived adversity of having too many games teams can rally and keep going.

"They might see the FA Cup as a shot to nothing. It's not league points up for grabs so they can come here and play their open, attractive football and see how they get on.

"I'm looking forward to the game. It will be a good game and I'm assuming with their style of play it will be like the Middlesbrough game last weekend.

"I don't think it will be a case of us dominating possession against them because when they've got the ball they don't give it back very quickly. I think it will be a decent game."