Acting boss wants to back up Blackpool winTerry Pashley has challenged his temporary charges not to let their good work to go to waste as they kick off a long-distance double header at Bristol City tonight.
Pashley takes charge of the Clarets for the second time at Ashton Gate against a City side struggling just above the bottom three.
And the caretaker boss wants ‘his’ players to repeat the performance they gave in beating Blackpool in last Saturday’s Lancashire derby in a bid to secure successive League wins for the first time this season.
Pashley said: “I don’t think they have done anything they aren’t really capable of. They have probably fallen below their own standards in a couple of games but I think we know what this group of players is capable of and now we have to reproduce it again tonight.
“That’s vital. We can’t waste this performance from Saturday. We got a great result and a positive performance and we have to go and back it up with another one.
“We want to keep looking forward. We have had a good start, a positive start and now our aim is to build on that.
“The players will really be looking forward to tonight, to go and keep that momentum going, to build on what they’ve done and hopefully come away from Bristol with a positive result.”
Terry Pashley takes charge for a second time tonight
Pashley admits he has not done anything drastic on the training ground since stepping into the breach created by the departure of Eddie Howe as manager.
But the tweaks he has implemented – backed up by a change in personnel for the 1-0 win over Blackpool – helped produced a first clean sheet since the opening day of the season.
“That’s what they were talking about at the end, especially the defenders and the goalkeeper,” Pashley added.
“But to get a clean sheet it has to be a team effort and every one of them was fantastic on Saturday.
“We have looked at the whole team. I wouldn’t put the blame at the door of any one unit.
“When we’ve got the ball we all attack together. When we haven’t got the ball we all attack together.
“They are the things that I have stressed. We know we score goals and are good with the ball, but I thought on Saturday we were excellent without the ball and we will looking for the same again tonight.”