Gray can still find fault in defeat

08 January 2011 07:30
Burnley caretaker boss Stuart Gray was delighted after his side secured a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 4-2 win over Port Vale, but was quick to warn against conceding sloppy goals. Goals from Clarke Carlisle, Tyrone Mears, Chris Eagles and Graham Alexander put the tie out of sight of Jim Gannon's men, but a goal in each half from Vale midfielder Rob Taylor ensured that the Clarets could not relax until the final whistle. Gray said: "You plan and prepare for these games, this was probably one of those games that went under the radar. "There were ties out there in the third round that whet people's appetites more but our professional objective was to get to the next round, we've done that, and now we can look to QPR next week. "I'm a great believer if we have 55-60% of possession we're going to hurt teams. We scored four against Sheffield United too which was great but we've conceded four goals in 2 games and we conceded two sloppy goals. "But I'd rather win every game 4-2 if it means we're winning. I'm a great believer that you defend from the front. We played a Port Vale side that are doing really well in League Two, they've got new manager syndrome and they had a good go."

Source: PA