Burnley boss Coyle pulls on boots to face Liverpool

Burnley boss Owen Coyle was back in action last night against Liverpool reserves.

Burnley boss Owen Coyle was back in action last night against Liverpool reserves.

The 43-year-old was still registered as a player as recently as November 2007 when he was in charge of Scottish First Division side St Johnstone.

He confirmed his retirement after agreeing to become Clarets boss, although he made a handful of appearances for the reserves last season, scoring a memorable goal against Accrington in April.

The international break means Burnley have a number of players away and so Coyle took the opportunity to lead the line and pass on valuable real-time experience to 19-year-old fellow striker Wes Fletcher.

First-team fringe players Christian Kalvenes, David Edgar and Richard Eckersley were also included for the clash at Prenton Park.

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