Pashley: "It's been a very good day"
9:07pm Saturday 20th October 2012 in Sport
TERRY Pashley described his winning start to life as Burnley's caretaker manager as “one of the best days I've had for a long time”.
The 55-year-old youth coach punched the air at the final whistle, after Charlie Austin's 16th goal of the season was enough to earn three points against rivals Blackpool.
Lee Grant executed a superb double save in the second half to preserve an important clean sheet – their first since beating Bolton on the opening day of the season.
"It's been a very good day. One of the best days I've had for a long time,” smiled Pashley, who took charge of first team affairs after Eddie Howe completed his return to Bournemouth last week.
"To be fair I felt quite calm - I just tried to emphasise what we're trying to do. You can't do too much in four days, but we've got something to build on now.
"We had to weather the storm but credit to the players, they dug in and deserved the win.
"Charlie Austin's goalscoring record over the last few weeks is second to none. But it's not just the goals, he's a fantastic team player."