DAVID Forde is backing Millwall stand-in goalkeeper Stephen Bywater to bounce back after his costly error against Reading last weekend.
With Forde nursing a quad injury on the sidelines, Bywater has started between the sticks in the Lions' last two matches, and is set to face Burnley tomorrow.
Bywater allowed striker Pavel Pogrebnyak to score into an empty net after fumbling a high ball in the 3-0 defeat by the Royals at The Den.
"We've all been there," Forde said. "Goalkeepers are only human. Nobody goes out there to make a mistake intentionally, these things happen.
"That won't be the last mistake Stephen ever makes, and I will make mistakes as well. The way you respond is important, and I thought he did that well after the first goal.
"Stephen is a strong character, he's been in the game a long time and he is very experienced. He will bounce back from that, I'm sure."
Forde returned to training this week but will sit out the trip to Turf Moor.
"If you come back too early from a quad muscle injury, it can cause more damage," he said.
"As a goalkeeper, you are kicking the ball with such power over such long distances, so it's one of those that you have got to get right.
"Sometimes you have to sacrifice a game with the bigger picture in mind. For the sake of one game, you could end up missing six or seven weeks."