We end up on Plan C, D and E

Last updated : 27 January 2010 By Tony Scholes
As Laws surveyed the damage in the dressing room, the home manager was enjoying the result and the style of football they employed in achieving it. "From start to finish I felt it was going to be a very tough game but we were very well worthy of three points and we scored a good goal," the former 12 Goal Legend said.

"You never rest until you hear the final whistle but our aim was to get the points and get ourselves up the table and we managed that. We had some good, fluid passing moves and that augurs well for the future. It is important that we are not one dimensional.

"Coming on the back of the FA Cup win to make it two victories and two shut outs out of two was pleasing. I felt some of the play was pleasing on the eye and we could have had some more goals.

"What I am delighted most about was we got three points on the back of a good performance against a very good Burnley side."

It's a third successive league defeat for the Clarets without a goal with all three having been played away from home at Everton, Manchester United and now Bolton.

"This was the kind of game where it was a case for us not to lose, and when you lose two players in the first fifteen minutes you wonder what you've done to deserve that.

"The players are obviously suffering because of it. There are some tired bodies out there. They need help and support and that's what I'll do.

"We're in here to support hem and if we can do that with bringing in a couple of new faces by the end of the week that will help the team tremendously and it will give them a lift as well.

"That's our plan, certainly in the near future, but more importantly we've got to pick the players up because we know this Premier League is a fantastic place to be and we've got to work hard to stay in it."

Speaking about the situation with the early injuries, he said: "When that's thrown at us in the first fifteen minutes your game plan goes out of the window. We end up on Plan C, D and E. Those two injuries did knock the stuffing out of us to be fair and we had to reorganise at half time.

"It was difficult for us to have any continuity in the game, but we stayed resolute, we stayed tight. The disappointing thing is we've helped them with the goal and that was our downfall.

"We said we needed to defend better away from home. I thought as a team we dealt well with their aerial threat, particularly with long throws and corners, but at the end of the day you've got to take your chances. We had a couple of half chances in the first half."

Laws has been in the job for two weeks now and added: "It's been a tough baptism since we've been here. Our first seven games are five away and two at home, and one of them's against Chelsea on Saturday.

"We can't sulk about or worry about it, we've got to go onto the next game, and there's another great game around the corner."