Burnley FC: Howe is ready for his first game in charge

NEW Burnley boss Eddie Howe has ruled out radical changes as he prepares for his first game in charge in front of the TV cameras at Scunthorpe United tomorrow.

Howe was appointed on Sunday after leaving Bournemouth and has had a full week to work with the Clarets' squad.

"We have had two training sessions and the lads who didn't play last Saturday had a game on Tuesday so we have had a good look at everybody now in a game situation, which was really good for us," he said.

"We have assessed the squad pretty quickly but we won't be making too many changes, I wouldn't have thought. We might tweak things slightly but it's a clean sheet for everybody and everyone is looking to impress.

"I will have my own methods and philosophies on the game but we can't come in straight away and change things.

"It will be a case of slowly does it really, and with the amount of games we've got coming up we have just got to make sure the players are focused on the games coming and not be too radical."

Howe may not have been in the Turf Moor hot seat long, but he has done his homework on tomorrow's opponents.

"We are well briefed, we are well prepared. We have done our homework so there will be no surprises," he said. "We have to make sure we are right, we are positive and we take the game to them."