We are not done yet
Feature by Tony Scholes
Updated Wednesday, 25th July 2012
Burnley boss Eddie Howe was pleased with the team's performance last night but is still looking to add to his squad ahead of next week's trip to Bath.
"I still think there are things to work on, but I was pleased with the attitude of the players. It's difficult coming here and having to change two teams and having the strength in depth to still control the game, but by and large I thought we did that."
Howe has certainly increased his options defensively over the summer and that allowed him to field five central defenders during the game, two in the first half and, with a change of formation, three in the second half.
"We experimented with the system in the second half and it had pros and cons," he added. "But I felt we finished the game strongly and scored a good goal and kept a clean sheet, which I think is very important at this stage."
That's the last game for the first team for a week now with the next game on Tuesday 31st July at Twerton Park against Bath.
It's part of the week long trip for the squad and Howe said: "Now we can look forward to going to Bath and I'm really looking forward to it. It's a really important week of pre-season, probably the most important week, because you get the chance to bond with the players.
"We get a real opportunity to get to know each other and I'm still hoping to add to the squad by then. You never know how these things will unfold, but we are not done yet because we still have some areas to strengthen."