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Shacks: We Take The Positives

18 March 2013

Skipper's frustration at offside equaliser

Derby day goalscorer Jason Shackell insists Burnley can take heart from their confident performance at Ewood Park.

The Clarets skipper opened his account for the club in the controversial 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

Shackell admitted there was frustration in the Clarets’ camp after David Dunn equalised in the fifth minute of stoppage time from a clear offside position.

He said: “We’re frustrated, disappointed, maybe even a little aggrieved that they got the equaliser. 

“We felt the goalscorer was offside and there’s frustration that we didn’t get the decision we felt we deserved, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

“We have a lot of positives to take from the game and if we play like that from now until the end of the season we will pick up a lot more points.

“It was a good performance, especially the organisation once we went down to 10 men and how hard we worked.

“That’s something to be proud of and hopefully something we can take into the rest of the season.”

Shackell’s 32nd minute opener was his first goal since netting for former club Derby County on the opening day of the 2011/12 season.

And he was delighted to reward the 4,000 travelling Burnley fans for their vocal support at Ewood.

He added: “I couldn’t have asked for any more for my first goal for the club; in a big derby and right in front of the Burnley fans. 

“It’s just a shame it wasn’t a winning goal because the fans were absolutely fantastic and with us from the first minute

“Even after Blackburn equalised at the final whistle they were all on their feet and when they are like that you want to give them everything.”

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