Coyle regrets Oakwell exit

23 September 2009 08:59
Burnley manager Owen Coyle was left disappointed by his side's 3-2 Carling Cup third round defeat at Barnsley, with the Clarets having reached the semi-finals of the competition last season. Steven Fletcher and Chris Eagles were on target for the visitors at Oakwell, but Barnsley eventually won the game thanks to a Hugo Colace drive 15 minutes from time. Afterwards Coyle admitted: "We came here to win. I know we made six changes to the team from Saturday and including the substitutes we made nine changes. "But the team was strong enough to win the game and I think we offered enough to do so. "You have got to pay credit to Barnsley, any neutral watching it will have seen some good football, end to end, but I'm disappointed to have lost." Coyle was however, full of praise for Ecuadorian winger Fernando Guerrero, who impressed on only his second start for the club. "Fernando, I believe is going to be a top player but he's 19 years of age and his English is limited," Coyle added. "I think anyone who would have paid the admission money alone would have been delighted with how pleasing he is on the eye. "That's the type of entertaining players I want at the football club. And if we can harness that and bring it within the team shape then we'll have some very good players on our hands."

Source: ESA