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Hutchings: Confidence With Reds

7 April 2014

Reds Assistant Manager Chris Hutchings told the press there are just a few 'tired legs' but no other major concerns after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Brighton.

Speaking to the press ahead of tomorrow night's Championship clash with Burnley, Hutchings said. "Kelv's (Kelvin Etuhu) suspended so that's something we've got to deal with,"

"When these situations arise we get a bit irate but there's nothing much we can do about it.

"It's frustrating from our point of view. But the lads adapted well on Saturday. It disrupted us a little bit but we still performed well.

"We've got a good squad of players to choose from.

"Marcus (Pedersen) had a re-occurrence so he'll be a couple of weeks away. Martin Cranie has trained today so that's good news. You need competition. It's always good."

The Reds are unbeaten since Hutchings arrived - picking up two wins at Reading and Yeovil before  the goalless draw against the Seagulls on Saturday.

"As far as I'm concerned, the boys have responded to what I've wanted from them," added Hutchings.

"Whoever comes in, a manager or assistant or first-team coach, you expect an immediate impact and sometimes that happens, sometimes it doesn't.

"At the moment we are playing well, we've got confidence and belief and we are looking forward to the next game.

"The work rate, commitment and desire, that's what these fans want but we've showed that bit of quality as well."

Burnley arrive at Oakwell tomorrow night and sit comfortably in second place, destined for the top-flight.

"Sean's (Dyche - Burnley Manager) done a fantastic job," said Hutchings. "He's had two strikers that have scored 20 goals each and if you have that you'll be in he top six at least.

"We're more concerned about what we do and how we address things. We'll see what we can impose on them.

"They've got points on the board and it's up to others to catch them up."

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