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Pashley: The Belief Is Back

26 October 2012

Caretaker boss sounds the rallying cry for Welsh trip

Terry Pashley insists the belief is back in the Burnley camp ahead of the testing trip to Cardiff City this weekend.

The Clarets’ caretaker manager admits he faces the toughest test of his short reign so far in Wales after the Bluebirds registered six successive home wins for the first time in their 113-year history.

But as he prepares to defend his own 100% record following wins against Blackpool and at Bristol City, Pashley believes the confidence is now flowing through his players’ veins again.

He said: “They are a good, solid bunch here and probably what they need now is a little bit more direction in terms of the new man coming in.

“Cardiff are not top of the league for nothing. They have been up there or there abouts for the last couple of years. 

“So we will expect a tough game, but our boys are playing with some belief now, so we will go there and I am sure we will do ourselves justice.”

He added: “In every game in the Championship you need all 11 players to contribute for 90 minutes.

“You can’t have anyone taking their foot off the pedal or clubs like Cardiff will exploit those weaknesses.

“Fortunately we haven’t had that and we are working towards making sure that all  the players that go there on Saturday give their all.”

Pashley will make a late fitness check on Ross Wallace (hamstring), who is rated 50/50 for the Cardiff City Stadium clash.

However, Marvin Bartley misses out (hamstring), while Ben Mee serves a one-match suspension following his fifth yellow card of the season at Ashton Gate on Tuuesday.

And despite the widespread speculation regarding the managerial appointment at Turf Moor, Pashley insists he and the players will not be sidetracked from their ultimate aim of achieving a result in Wales.

He added: “I don’t expect anything. I will just carry on until the Chairman and the Board tell me otherwise.

“We will just prepare for Cardiff while they make the right decision for Burnley Football Club.

“I am enjoying what I am doing and obviously with two wins we are just trying to keep that going.

“Everybody keeps asking the same question and I probably keep giving the same boring answers, but there’s nothing else I can give.

“All I have been asked to do is take care of the team and I will continue doing that.
We’ve had two good results and we’ve set our focus on Cardiff and trying to get another one.”

Tickets for Saturday’s game go off sale at Turf Moor at 5pm on Friday.

And if you can’t make it to Cardiff, Clarets Player will have full audio commentary of the game, available FREE through the 14-day trial.
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