Howe pledges to make sign­ings to shore-up threadbare Clarets

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - Sport football -

BURN­LEY man­ager Ed­die Howe breathed a huge sigh of re­lief de­spite see­ing Mor­gan Sch­nei­der­lin’s late equaliser deny his men vic­tory over lead­ers Southamp­ton at Turf Moor.

Char­lie Austin had put the Clarets ahead in the 53rd minute but a Southamp­ton side in­clud­ing Burn­ley old boys Jack Cork, Danny Fox and Richard Chap­low lev­elled with 10 min­utes left to se­cure a 1-1 draw.

A re­lieved Howe, who ad­mit­ted his squad was threadbare at present, promised to delve into the trans­fer mar­ket to halt a wor­ry­ing slide.

“We are mon­i­tor­ing the trans­fer mar­ket ev­ery day but it is dif­fi­cult to bring play­ers in at this stage of the sea­son,” said Howe.

“I am very dis­ap­pointed with the re­sult be­cause I thought the lads were mag­nif­i­cent. That is the spirit and in­ten­sity we need to play with ev­ery week.

“I think in terms of the level of per­for­mance, there were some good per­for­mances both in­di­vid­u­ally and as a team. We have to give credit to Southamp­ton be­cause they blocked an aw­ful lot of our at­tempts. I thought we de­fended ex­cel­lently.

“Marvin Bart­ley was su­perb and I am very pleased with him. He has had a dra­matic rise in foot­ball from play­ing non-league a few years ago to play­ing in the Cham­pi­onship now, but that is what he is ca­pa­ble of.

“We are ca­pa­ble of beat­ing any­body and we have the play­ers to do so but to­day high­lighted the lack of depth.”

Austin and Jay Ro­driguez both had shots blocked as the Clarets had the bet­ter of the first half, and Adam Lal­lana headed wide for the vis­i­tors.

Ro­driguez set up Austin for the opener only for the Saints to strike back. Burn­ley: Grant, Trip­pier, Edgar, Amougou, Eas­ton, Stanis­las (Mar­ney 73), Bart­ley, Mc­Cann, Wal­lace (Hines 87), Ro­driguez, Austin (Mac­Don­ald 90). Unused sub­sti­tutes: Ste­wart, Mee. Southamp­ton: Davis, Richard­son, Hooiveld, Fonte, Fox, Do Prado (Chap­low 46), Cork, Ham­mond (Sch­nei­der­lin 62), Lal­lana, Lam­bert, Con­nolly. Unused sub­sti­tutes: Bialkowski, Martin, De Ridder. Ref­eree: A Tay­lor (Cheshire). Man of the match: Marvin Bart­ley.

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