Thompson slates boo boys

Striker says frustrated fans are not helping Burnley's cause

Thompson: Scored from the bench

Burnley striker Steven Thompson has urged the club's frustrated fans to ditch their booing and get behind the side.

The Clarets went down to a 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Saturday with Scotland international Thompson coming off the bench to score, albeit in vein.

Thompson entered the field to a chorus of boos around Turf Moor as he replaced Chris Eagles in an unpopular move by struggling boss Brian Laws.

The substitution proved a good one as Thompson took less than 20 minutes to make his mark, but the 31-year-old insists the lack of support from the home side contributed to their eventual defeat.

"You can hear their frustration," Thompson told The Mirror. "It certainly doesn't help when you're on the pitch. It's not going to help anybody when players' confidence is low.

"We're trying very hard to get out of this situation and everyone is on a learning curve. We might only be here once so let's just try and enjoy it."

Burnley now find themselves three points adrift of safety in the Premier League table, with former Sheffield Wednesday boss Laws having won just once since his appointment in January.