We showed in fits and starts that we can play

Last updated : 22 July 2008 By Tony Scholes
He watched the Clarets win 1-0 with a goal from midfielder Joey Gudjonsson and said: "We are delighted to get the win and we scored a good goal. We could have scored more, and having said that there is room for improvement and we'll look to do that.

"We know we can pass the ball better, but I think we showed in fits and starts that we can play the right football. We just didn't do it often enough.

"It has been a big ask first of all to get the fitness base, and I think we are there or thereabouts now. We can now start introducing everything short and sharp into training and look to start maximising that."

On trialist Gatis Kalnins, Coyle added: "He has only just come into a new environment, and a different style of play, and that can be difficult to get used to. We like to pass and build things up, and maybe he's used to a more direct style of play.

"When I was looking at the runs he was making, maybe he was expecting a ball up a lot quicker. But we'll monitor it and he will train with us this week and will be involved in the game at St. Johnstone."

The manager had special praise for three of his players - Michael Duff, Alex MacDonald and Jay Rodriguez - but admitted that he would still like to bring in a couple more new players.

"We are always looking to add to the squad and we would still like another couple to add to what we've already got. I am leaving no stone unturned to try to bring one or two in and we are certainly actively pursuing it."

Asked if we were looking at players in Scotland he concluded: "We had interest in a couple, but for anything to happen on that front the respective clubs would have to come back to us. We made fair offers at the time and they never materialised.

"If they came back and asked to initiate something then we would look at it, but as it is I have another couple of targets in mind at the moment."