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Carry On Caretaker

22 October 2012

Terry Pashley focused on Ashton Gate trip

Caretaker-manager Terry Pashley insists it’s business as usual as he prepares for a second game in the Clarets’ dug-out.

Pashley started his temporary reign by leading Burnley to a 1-0 derby victory over Blackpool last Saturday.

And with the appointment of a permanent successor to Eddie Howe not expected until the end of the week – as the Clarets’ board works through a three or four-man shortlist – the stand-in boss is focused on Burnley’s bid to record back-to-back League wins for the first time this season at Bristol City on Tuesday night.

“When the chairmen need to speak to me they speak to me,” said Pashley.

“They have kept me in informed on what they are doing, but I just want to concentrate on the football.

“I had a few texts over the weekend from the chairmen congratulating the boys. But in terms of the situation nothing has changed from my point of view.

“I am just concentrating on the football and the next game is Bristol and for Burnley Football Club, Bristol City is the most important game of the season.”

Despite Saturday’s morale-boosting win over the Seasiders, Pashley knows he is just keeping the seat warm for the next manager to come in.

And the youth team coach believes that whoever that man is, he will have plenty to work with at Turf Moor.

“There are a lot of good players in the squad. All they have to do is keep showing how good they can be on a match-to-match basis,” Pashley added.

“There are a lot of good players out there, not just the ones who played on Saturday but the lads who didn’t play.

“And that’s the difficult part. You can only pick 11 and whoever comes into the football club has got a very good job.”

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