I’ve got to put a bit of pressure on the centre forwards
It was Burnley who went through in today’s FA Cup tie, winning on penalties while visiting MK manager Russell Martin was forced to spend extra time and the shoot out in the stand having been sent off by referee Jon Moss.
Martin was frustrated that Burnley’s equaliser came after he felt the game should have been brought to an end. “We were seconds away from beating a Premier League team and being in the next round, and now everyone is gutted,” he said.
“I wanted to have a chat (with Moss) and he didn’t want to. I just wanted clarification because I was told it was game over. I shouldn’t have done it and I apologised to him afterwards. I didn’t go storming over and get personal with the referee, but my frustration was with the fourth official who told us the game would be over and he’d blow the whistle. But he didn’t, he played on, and they go and score.
Sean Dyche was pleased to see the Clarets go through but had some strong words for his two strikers Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes. “I thought we deserved to win the game,” he said. “It’s a tie what we should have won and we managed to get through to the next round.
“One of our big things here is going until the final breath, and it’s a really good finish from Vyds. He’s shown a real desire to get there first and it’s a good finish.
“Credit to MK Dons because they came here today and made it tricky by taking the game on. They scored a goal, and they didn’t try to defend it out; they kept on trying to play, but the chance count is as high as I can remember for a while from us. We’ve made so many good chances and their keeper has been excellent, I must say that, but I think on today’s quality of chances I have got to look at the centre forwards today and put a bit of pressure on them.
“I said to the centre forwards at half time that I put pressure on the defenders to defend, so I have to put pressure on you to score. We have created a lot more chances over the last run of games, and they are getting in the right areas, but on the quality of chances today, I have to look at the centre forwards and put a bit of pressure on them and say ‘come on lads, they are ones that have to go in.'”
The manager confirmed that four players were now isolating and therefore unavailable and that gave him the opportunity to give some game time to players returning from injury and also some of our younger players.
He said: “I was pleased for the young players. There is always something that balances out the negatives and so there’s that. Josh looks more at home every time he gets out there. Glenno has done well again, and then there’s Joel, who I felt was right today. We needed that bit of pace up there and I thought he did excellent when he came on.”Share this page :