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SHOULD HAVE WON COMFORTABLY

13 September 2012

Eric Kinder on the Burnley home win

Youth boss Eric Kinder spoke to us about the 2-1 victory over Burnley.

He said: "We didn’t play as well as we want to play but we have got to remember that Burnley are a massive club.

"I've always gauged ourselves off our results against them because they have the fantastic resources at youth level. They have a vast amount of players and they have pumped a lot of money into their youth programme over the last few years. That will reap its reward in the end. 

"Having said that we were the only team which looked like winning in the second half and that's how it turned out for us. 

"Their goal was poor defensive play from us. Brad Staunch should head the ball out but he let it bounce and then hooked it over his head. We got away with it with a good save from Jordan Parker but it bounced up for Dale Minor, and the only thing he has to do is put it out of play. He took an almighty swipe at it, missed it and their player has then rifled it into the top of the net. It was such poor play from us when we hadn't really been under any kind of pressure.

"They took control of the rest of the first half and it was a case of us getting through it so that we could regroup. With the way we played after the break we should have won the game comfortably because we had more clear-cut chances than they did. 

"Burnley always bring good players through, and that is coming from somebody who lives in Blackburn, but I admire youth set-ups which do it the right way and who get players playing the right way.
 
"Our winner was a great finish from Kyle Dempsey. He bent it off his front foot and round the keeper and it looked very good on the eye. 

"We keep hammering Kyle about his discipline when he doesn't have the ball because he loses his man with his desire to try and do everything. He wants to get forward and score goals, and he forgets about his defensive responsibilities. That will come though.
 
"I'll take four wins and a draw from our start to the season. Let's hope we can string another couple of results together before the clocks change and the weather turns, and let's see where it takes us.
 
"Unfortunately for Jack Lynch he came back from a three-month injury absence only to get a red card. Now he'll miss two weeks because the referee said he was sworn at. Jack is saying that he didn't do it, and it comes down to one word against the other. There is no point in an appeal so Jack has to take that on the chin and hopefully learn from it." 
 
United - Parker, Gwinnutt, Minor, Morse, Staunch, Dempsey, Thomson (Dixon 65), Berwick, Salmon, Lynch (Clarey 73), Brough. Subs - Brass, McEvoy, Peel.

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