Pulis: Clarets won't be affected

07 January 2010 04:02
Pulis is expecting a businesslike attitude from the Clarets when the two sides meet at Turf Moor on Saturday, should the match go ahead given the frozen conditions across the country.[LNB]Although Burnley are currently in managerial limbo, with long-time club servant Steve Davis in charge, Pulis believes he will be barely able to see the join.[LNB]"The king is dead, long live the king," he remarked. "It can be difficult for a manager to take his team to a club where there has been a change of manager because you just don't know what the reaction is going to be like.[LNB]"But players just get on with it. They are resilient and Burnley have also appointed Steve, who has been part of what Owen was doing, so there's only a little change.[LNB]"We'll just have to approach it in the right manner, in the right way, as we do all games.[LNB]"The most important thing is you should always try and affect things you can affect.[LNB]"I can't affect what Burnley or Steve are going to do, or what the players are going to be like.[LNB]"The only thing I can affect is how we will be and our attitude and approach to the game."[LNB]Defender Ryan Shawcross fears Coyle's exit may even act as a spur, with the players at least having had time to shrug off the initial shock.[LNB]"It will have come as a blow to them, but if anything it will bring them together even more and they'll be desperate to come out and show that life goes on without him," said Shawcross.[LNB]"Steve Davis will take charge for the game and I'm sure he will be desperate to get a good result and put his name in the mix for the job.[LNB]"He is well liked by the fans and players so he, like the rest of them, will be desperate for a win.[LNB]"They have a very good home record, so we can't afford to take anything for granted.[LNB]"They are similar to us in many ways because they have turned their place into something of a fortress, so we have to go there and be professional, give them respect, but hopefully get the job done."[LNB]According to Pulis, there is every chance of the game going ahead, even though Burnley was snowbound earlier in the week.[LNB]"Burnley have said it's more likely now than it was yesterday," said Pulis.[LNB]"They'll make the decision, and we're hoping they'll make a nice early one, one way or another."[LNB]Pulis may well have Tuncay Sanli available, despite the fact the striker limped out of Tuesday's 3-2 win over Fulham late in the first half with a hamstring problem after opening the scoring in the 12th minute.[LNB]"We've had good news on that," remarked Pulis.[LNB]"He's had a scan and it's not as bad as we thought because we felt there might be a tear.[LNB]"There isn't, so we're pleased and he has an outside chance of being fit."[LNB][LNB] Barclays Premier League Relegation 2009/2010. Click here to bet.  

Source: Team_Talk