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  • Manager:Sean Dyche
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Laws upbeat despite debut loss

17 Jan 2010 - 11:10:26

New Burnley manager Brian Laws saw plenty of reasons to be upbeat after his first match in charge of the Clarets ended in a 3-0 defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Laws' new charges carved out a number of openings against the reigning Premier League champions, but were unable to make the most of their opportunities and were eventually undone by their hosts.

However, Laws told his club's official website: "I have so many major pluses and I have seen so much I can work with and work on.

"I am absolutely proud of the lads and the supporters. I thought we were absolutely outstanding in our commitment, desire and the drive in which they fans got behind everyone.

"For an hour I thought we were comfortable and I don't think at any time we looked nervy.

"We kept the ball well and with purpose and we attacked with venom. Not many teams will come to Manchester United and create as many chances as we did, but unfortunately key moments in these games can cost you.

"You have to take your chances and Steven Fletcher and David Nugent had two great, great chances.

"Unfortunately, when people see the result they will see it as a one-sided game, but everyone here knows that wasn't the case and we should have got something out of the game.

"If we continue in that same vein, we will stay in the Premier League - I am confident of that."

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