We have got to pick ourselves up from the floor

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Tony Scholes
Swansea come to Turf Moor in eleventh place in the table and manager Roberto Martinez is expecting a tough game against the Clarets. "They are a very competitive side, their league position confirms that," he said. "And Turf Moor is one of the hardest places to visit.

"They proved when they came to the Liberty earlier in the season that they are solid and well organised at the back. They also have plenty of attacking power, so they've got a good mix.

"They showed that in the first half against Spurs in the Carling Cup in midweek. They were a great advert for the Championship and we will have to be on top of our game."

Burnley need to get back to winning ways and Owen Coyle is ready for the return home to a league game. He said: "I am not one for being down and pessimistic, so that won't happen. We have a very big remainder of the season to look forward to and I will make sure that the players are well lifted for that and ready to go.

"The disappointment will help our development. I was at St Johnstone on the last day of the season when we had come from fifteen points behind and were within minutes of winning a championship, only to have it snatched away by a Gretna goal in injury time in the last game.

"So I won't be fazed in going and lifting the players and that is what we will do. We have a tremendous group, with tremendous football ability and desire. We switched off on Tuesday night and there were defensive lapses, but this group of players worked their socks off to bring the club into this position.

"There is a tendency when you lose a game for people to be down. Yes, we can be disappointed and be hurt by it, but we have got to pick ourselves up from the floor and we'll do that and make sure we are ready for Saturday."