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Duff Delight For Derby Fans

3 December 2012

Mixed feelings for defender after derby draw

Michael Duff hopes the Clarets’ fans will keep coming back after watching their team end their derby misery with a power-packed finish at Turf Moor.

Burnley struck late to draw 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers as a late Sam Vokes header ended a run of six successive league defeats dating back to 1979.

And with the Clarets turning on the style to more than match their local rivals in front of a near capacity crowd, Duff is hungry for more.

“It’s the first full house for a long time and I think they have all seen us play very well. Hopefully a few of them will come back,” said the long-serving defender.

“It does feel a better point than, say, 0-0 because of the way we have scored in the last minute, so everyone is going home on a positive.

“It was nice to show everybody that we are not a bad team.

“It’s another game unbeaten and we have proved that we have come harder to beat.
“Up until a few weeks ago I think we had only drawn a couple of games out of 19 and it is important sometimes that you do nick a few draws and turn defeats into draws and draws into wins.

“It’s another game unbeaten, another good performance and if the performance levels are like that every week you are going to win more games than you lose.”

It took a first home goal at Turf Moor since Boxing Day, 1978 for the Clarets to peg back a Blackburn side which had led through Jordan Rhodes’ 68th-minute header.

But after Sean Dyche’s side totally dominated the first half of Sunday’s showdown and then limited Rovers to just a couple of sights of goal as Blackburn rallied after the break, Duff admitted the result left him with mixed feelings.

“I think it’s a mix of emotions - disappointment that we haven’t won the game, especially after the first half which I thought we dominated,” added the 33-year-old, who was imperious in the Clarets’ back four.

“If we had scored in the first half I think we would have gone on to have won the game.

“You have to give them credit. They came in at half-time, re-organised and had a bit of a go in the second half and scored a well-worked goal.

“But again there were more positives for us to take in the fact that we didn’t just accept it, we carried on, kept going and scored late on, which goes to show the belief in the squad.

“As I said, I think overall if we play like that every week we will win a lot more games than we lose.

“And if you take the positives out of the performance and the comeback, that’s the over-riding thing.”

The Clarets' next home game against Watford on Saturday, 15 December features our special ‘Dychember’ ticket promotion for supporters.

For this game, ALL HOME tickets will be priced as follows:
• £10 - Adults
• £5 - Seniors/16-18/Students
• £1 - Under 16’s

There are four ways to grab your Dychember deal.
Buy online HERE
Call 0871 221 1914 (option 1)
Pop into the Turf Moor Ticket Office or the Clarets Store on Charter Walk in Burnley town centre.

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