Terry Pashley insists the Burnley youth team will learn from mistakes made in Tuesday night’s FA Youth Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest.
The Clarets exited the competition at the City Ground in a 2-0 defeat at the fifth round stage.
And Pashley has urged his young guns to park their disappointment and focus on maintaining excellent league form that has brought seven wins in their last nine fixtures.
Pashley said: “My main disappointment is that the boys didn’t show what we are capable of and all the lads are disappointed, but they will learn from this.
“I said to them after the game to compare the atmosphere in the dressing room after the Cardiff game to what it is now.
“There are highs and lows in football, but it was a disappointing night and I don’t think we ever got going.
“We conceded a poor goal half an hour in from a set piece and we just didn’t get hold of the ball enough, didn’t pass it well and didn’t do the things we did well last week against Cardiff.
“Having said that, Forest deserve a lot of credit. They went about it with no nonsense and they played the way they wanted to play.
Due to a number of recent league fixtures being postponed, due to either pitch redevelopment or bad weather, the youth team now face a heavy schedule in the Youth Alliance between now and the end of the season
Pashley added: “We have got to concentrate on the league now. We have to get back to our bread and butter, which is league football.
“The boys have now got to work to constantly improve themselves and that is our job to help them on the way.
“We now get back to basics and start working again, starting this Saturday against Preston.”