RYDER'S VERDICT The Clarets
have had an excellent season overall so far but this could be a good time to play them as Sean Dyche's men have not won for eight matches now.
Not having the medals and the trophy took the gloss of things a bit," said the Clarets
Having survived virtually unscathed from a nightmare run of fixtures against the big clubs, the Clarets
can now view the rest of the campaign as a series of eminently winnable ties.
The Irishman, who joined Burnley from Cork City as a 19-yearold, only had a contract until this summer but has now committed himself to the Clarets
through to 2017.
Jonathan Walters pulled a goal back for the home side in the 32nd minute and Burnley had to withstand plenty of pressure but the Clarets
are 4-11 to go down, while West Brom have been eased to 11-4.
also announced on that long-serving defender Michael Duff - the only remaining player at the club from their last top-flight season in 2009/10 - has agreed a new one-year deal.
But this time the Clarets
keeper was rooted to the spot as the Scot bulleted home Matt Smith's flick-on from close range.
Mears hopes the Clarets
will let him move on for a reasonable fee, still giving them a profit.
Although Nugent's loan spell with the Clarets
from relegated Portsmouth has three games to run, the 24-year-old (left) has already written off his prospects of a south coast return.
First-half goals from Fraizer Campbell and Darren Bent left the Clarets
chasing the game with Steve Thompson's strike for the Clarets
in 82 minutes proving too little too late.
The Malton-based trainer saddled five of the 17 runners and watched Charlie Tokyo, ridden by his 3lb apprentice Jamie Moriarty, take the spoils from Flying Clarets