Laws points to past glories

26 October 2010 04:00
Burnley manager Brian Laws has urged his players to draw on their giantkilling experiences of 2008 and book their place in the last eight of the Carling Cup. Burnley, who two years ago provided Carling Cup upsets against Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal before an heroic semi-final defeat over two legs to Tottenham, sank Bolton 1-0 in the previous round of this season's competition. The Clarets are still reeling from their 4-0 humbling by Reading at Turf Moor in the npower Championship on Saturday, and will need a positive reaction when they travel to face Gerard Houllier's Aston Villa in the cup tomorrow. The weekend loss was their first home league defeat of the season and Laws, in his first full season at the club, said: "Saturday was poor and I can't disguise it. "But we've got to move on and you can't ask for a better game than Aston Villa away in the cup, when hopefully we can dust off that performance. We've got to bounce back, no question about it and hopefully Saturday was a blip. "We will obviously have to improve our performance against Aston Villa to get anything out of it, but the one thing Burnley Football Club is famous for, particularly over the last few seasons, is a good cup run and to get results when it's least expected."

Source: PA

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