FIRE UP CLARETS

Dy­che tips striker to fill Danny Ings’ scor­ing boots

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

years, this side have re­sem­bled noth­ing so much as a rat­tling bag of spare parts, bodged to­gether and jammed into some sem­blance of a sys­tem.

Not here. Rosler is a famed stick­ler for de­tail and this dis­play – dili­gent press­ing, clearly-de­fined roles, cute set-pieces – had the Ger­man’s fin­ger­prints all over it.

From the start they played with a sear­ing in­ten­sity, Dal­las hit­ting the cross­bar, Mowatt clip­ping a post and Wood – waste­ful on his de­but – tap­ping tamely at the keeper be­fore smash­ing an easy chance over.

And as for their opener, a spec- tac­u­lar 25-yarder whipped into the top cor­ner by sub An­tenucci, the Cham­pi­onship can rarely have been kicked off in finer style.

“We came into this game on the back of a 15th-place fin­ish in the Cham­pi­onship and played a team who spent last year in the Premier League,” added Rosler.“I didn’t see a dif­fer­ence.That is the stan­dard we have set and it must be main­tained.”

Though typ­i­cally tough, the Clarets lacked much of their old men­ace on the break, with Lukas Jutkiewicz and debu­tant Jelle Vossen very much a work in progress.

It’s not that the pair did any­thing wrong. Both forced rou­tine saves from Marco Sil­vestri in the Leeds goal. It’s more that they failed to op­er­ate as a unit, each forg­ing his own path and even run­ning into each other at one stage in the first half.

Such mis­un­der­stand­ings are un­der­stand­able at this for­ma­tive stage of the cam­paign, but do not be sur­prised if Burn­ley stut­ter be­fore find­ing their groove.

And make no mis­take – they cer­tainly looked bet­ter with Vokes on the pitch, es­pe­cially when he rose to power debu­tant Ten­dayi Darikwa’s inch-per­fect cross be­yond Sil­vestri.

SLIDE: Giuseppe Bel­lusci un­der pres­sure from Jelle Vossen

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