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Clarets' away blues top of Laws agenda

Burnley manager Brian Laws believes his players will have to change their "mindset" if they are to end their travel sickness.

The Clarets went down 3-0 to Fulham at Craven Cottage last night, with goals from Danny Murphy, David Elm and Bobby Zamora leaving the Lancashire side still chasing a first win away from home this season.

The result lifted Fulham into ninth position in the Premier League but left Burnley hovering close to the relegation zone.

"Psychologically it will start to affect the players," said Laws. "We have to change the mindset. We know our away form is not great but we will just have to pick ourselves up."

Laws added: "We did not particularly play well but I thought their first two goals were offside. We shot ourselves in the foot with the first goal because we could have cleared our lines but the second phase of play was offside.

"The TV replays show the referee and linesman got it wrong. They are important decisions. We need all the help we can get.

"Our performance was not up to the standard we set on Saturday against West Ham."

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson was delighted with his side's win and praised his defenders.

"I thought the victory lay in the hard work and the quality of our defending," said Hodgson.

"We gave them very little time and space to play and we used the ball wisely. We got everything right -- the defending and attacking -- and on a night like that we would have been a tough nut to crack for any team."

Hodgson was also happy to see Elm grab his first Fulham goal.

The Swedish striker made the opener for Murphy and then slotted in from close range after Burnley keeper Brian Jensen had parried a shot by Zamora.

"It was really good to see David score," added Hodgson.

"He's been a revelation. At the time he came in we had a lot of strikers, but he has moved up the pecking order and deserves to be where he is."


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