Terry Pashley takes Turf reins

Terry Pashley took charge of the Clarets today on a temporary basis as the Burnley board steps up its search for a new manager.

Long-serving youth coach Pashley has been appointed in a caretaker capacity following the departure of Eddie Howe to Bournemouth last Friday.

Pashley will be supported by Andy Farrell, Billy Mercer and Jason Blake in the build-up to Saturday’s Lancashire derby against Blackpool at Turf Moor.

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Pashley oversaw training at Gawthorpe today with Blake taking the Development Squad to Scunthorpe United for a friendly.

Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton continues to be tipped to take over the reins at Turf Moor.

• The Burnley Express has launched a FREE football app which is now available to download on iPhone and Android devices.