Caretaker Burnley boss Terry Pashley says Charlie Austin deserves all recent goals
Caretaker boss Terry Pashley says Charlie Austin deserves all his success after the striker scored again for Burnley.
Last Updated: 24/10/12 7:22am
Austin's double saw him score in an eighth consecutive game for the Turf Moor club, a feat last achieved by Ray Pointer in the 1958/59 season.
"I've only worked with the lad for a week, but he is a breath of fresh air," said Pashley. "Apart from his goals, Charlie is a total team player."
Austin's haul had helped Burnley take a 3-1 lead just after the hour mark, but Sam Baldock's penalty handed City a lifeline and they looked to have taken it when Paul Anderson scored a 90th-minute equaliser, only for Chris McCann to win it at the death.
"I thought we were in control of the game at 3-1 up and didn't foresee Bristol's comeback," Pashley added.
"I couldn't believe the two free-kicks and a penalty that led to their goals, but I've told the lads they mustn't give the referee an opportunity to make such decisions."
Of his own future at the helm, Pashley said: "I don't expect anything except to carry on doing the job the board have asked me to do for as long as they want.
"I am enjoying working with the first team and it's great to be involved in the atmosphere of Championship games. But the board will make the best decision for Burnley Football Club."