Forest doubt for hurt Jones
DAVID Jones is a doubt for tomorrow night’s Capital One Cup game with Championship rivals Nottingham Forest after being carried off on a stretcher on Saturday.
The midfielder was caught by substitute Dominic Poleon on the edge of his own box and needed lengthy treatment to a severe cut.
“We think it’s just a cut. Cut’s heal pretty quickly so it’s nothing too serious at this stage,” said Burn ley manager Sean Dyche.
“We’ll get it checked out further but he’s pretty settled with it so hopefully that’s all it is.”
Jones was replaced by David Edgar for the final 20 minutes as the Clarets looked to protect a 2-0 lead.
Substitute Matt Smith pulled a goal back with a 79th minute header, but first-half strikes from Scott Arfield and Sam Vokes proved enough to make it back-to-back wins after beating Birmingham City in midweek as the defence resisted further pressure.
“It’s a really tough place to come Leeds, everyone knows the size of it, the big crowd and I thought the lads dealt with it terrificly,” said Dyche.
“I thought we were excellent in the first half. We kept the ball and used it wisely and scored two great goals and it gave us a platform going into half-time.
“Ingsy (Danny Ings) did terrific early in the second half with a fantastic bit of play and he’s got in behind them to get a fantastic effort and Paddy Kenny’s made a big save.
“If that goes in it’s 3-0 and you think the game’s really in control then. At 2-0 it’s always an awkward one. It’s fair to say we still had to do the right things. They’ve put the big boy Smith on and they’ve put it into him early and it’s caused us trouble and backed our defence off, but they stood strong.
“Tom Heaton made two massive saves. That’s what he’s there for but keepers don’t sometimes get credit for those moments, but I’m sure he will.”
Dyche praised performances all over the pitch.
“It’s a vital part of it, you can’t just rely on your goalscorers, you can’t just rely on your keeper, you can’t just rely on your midfield,” he continued.
“The biggest thing we’ve discovered is that resilience if one unit’s not working as well as another, that basic framework to go back to, all tied together with immense energy.
“The players are giving everything for the Burnley shirt, and I think that’s invaluable.”
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