Burnley goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard insists the job of defeating Aberdeen to reach the Europa League third qualifying round is still far from done.
The Clarets looked to be heading for defeat in the first leg at Pittodrie following Gary Mackay-Steven’s first half penalty, however Welsh striker Sam Vokes came off the bench to secure a potentially crucial away goal 10 minutes from time.
It was a close-fought encounter throughout the 90 minutes despite the English Premier League club’s vast financial advantage, and former Manchester United goalkeeper Lindegaard says his side is taking nothing for granted ahead of the return leg at Turf Moor on Thursday.
He said: “It would be a mistake to think it’s going to be easy at Turf Moor. The game is nowhere near done.
“The tie is still very much open. We were pleased with our away goal, of course. But we are certainly not sitting in the locker room with the feeling that we have won it and that the tie is a done deal.
“We have to fight for the right to get through to the next round and we expect another tough game against Aberdeen next week.”
Dane Lindegaard came on after just 15 minutes for Nick Pope who was taken to hospital with a shoulder injury in his first match since returning from Russia with England’s World Cup squad, and the 34-year-old added: “It’s very unlucky for Nick. You could see how focused he was. He brought a lot of energy from having that experience with the national team.
“I kind of hoped to play from the start because Nick was just back from holiday and Tom’s been out injured.
“I’ve had a good, strong pre-season. You want to play all the time. I’m a loyal soldier for Burnley and I’m in that trench.”