Laws targets cup upset

27 October 2010 09:30
Burnley boss Brian Laws will not forsake another money-spinning Carling Cup run by fielding a weakened side for their fourth-round clash at Aston Villa ahead of Saturday's trip to npower Championship pacesetters QPR. Burnley grabbed the headlines in the Carling Cup two years ago under previous boss Owen Coyle when they upset Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal before a dramatic semi-final defeat over two legs against Tottenham. The Clarets went on to win promotion to the Barclays Premier League that season and the benefits of a similar showing in the competition this time round are not lost on current manager Laws, who is confident his side will bounce back from a 4-0 drubbing by Reading on Saturday. That was a first home league defeat of the season for Burnley, for whom Clarke Carlisle makes a timely return from suspension to cover for Leon Cort, sent off at the weekend. Laws said: "There will be some changes made. I also have the game on Saturday in mind - our biggest game of the season so far away from home, against the league leaders. "I'm very mindful of that, but we have got to go into these games wanting to win it."

Source: PA