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Duff Expects Clarets to Grow From Win

13 December 2016

Michael Duff was pleased to see his young charges advance to the last 32 of the FA Youth Cup with a 2-0 win over Bradford City.

But the Clarets’ under-18s boss admitted they will need to play better to continue their run at the expense of a powerful Norwich City side in the fourth round.

Goals from Dwight McNeil and Tommy Wood booked Burnley a home clash against the Canaries, the only team to win the competition apart from Chelsea in the last five seasons.

And Duff is looking for the experience of playing at Turf Moor for the first time to aid his side when they look to build on their win over the Bantams.

“It’s all about getting through,” said the former Burnley centre-back. “It’s a clean sheet and two goals. I thought we made a little bit hard work of it and I think we’re better than we showed.

“But we never looked in any trouble. The back four was very solid.  It was a pleasing result, although the performance could have been a little bit better.

“They will all be better players for that experience. We have got Norwich at home in the next round who are a very, very good team so we will have to be better than we were tonight.

“But hopefully we can grow from that and add to that.

“It’s all part of their development and next time when we are out there hopefully we can play even better.”


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