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Daws: 'Not over yet'

Posted on 7 January 2009  - 12:00

Michael Dawson believes our Carling Cup semi-final with Burnley is far from over despite the 4-1 first leg lead we gave ourselves last night.

Daws: 'Not over yet'

Michael Dawson believes our Carling Cup semi-final with Burnley is far from over despite the 4-1 first leg lead we gave ourselves last night.

The defender believes the Championship side showed enough quality during the first half at The Lane, in which they led 1-0, to trouble us in the return leg at Turf Moor in a fortnight's time.

But nonetheless, he hailed the response of his own team after the break, which saw us score the four goals to leave us with one foot in the Wembley Final - the first of which was scored by ‘Daws' himself.

"You can imagine what was said at half-time," he said. "The first half performance wasn't acceptable. No-one was happy with how it went but we came back in the second half and showed lots of character, so credit to the lads for that.

"The fans got behind us once we scored, we started pressing where in the first half we weren't really getting close to players and we got our rewards. We started scoring the goals and it gave everyone a massive lift.

"But it's not over - there are still 90 minutes to play. We've put ourselves in a great position but we'll take nothing for granted. Believe me, anyone who does will get a reality check.

"We're in a great position but we're not there yet and we can't get too carried away. They are a good side and they showed that in the first half when they were better than us.

"We can't take anything for granted because if we go there and play like we did in the first half we'll get punished."