David Jones expecting Burnley to react
Midfielder David Jones is hoping Burnley can get back up to 100% and bounce back against Watford tonight.
The Clarets were below-par on Saturday as they suffered only their second league defeat of the season, and first in 13 games, at Huddersfield Town.
Jones accepts the side weren’t at their best, but believes we will see the real Burnley against the Hornets.
He said: “Who knows whether it’s complacency.
“I know the staff would jump on any type of complacency, and I don’t think we are.
“But sometimes subconsciously there might be a slight drop off possibly, even if it’s a couple of per cent from your normal standards you end up getting hurt.
“Collectively that all adds up in a team so who knows.
“One thing’s for sure there’ll be no hint of complacency against Watford.”
Burnley lost two spot, which they have held for two months, as Leicester City took advantage to go three points clear, but Jones added: “It’s not a disaster by any stretch.
“It’s the way we react.
“You face very difficult opponents in this league and if you’re slightly off it you get punished.
“That happened at Huddersfield.
“You can’t predict anything in this league. There are good teams throughout the division so you have to be up for every game, whoever you’re playing.
“We’ll learn from this and move on.”
The former Wolves man insists the team are not feeling the effects of a small squad and their exertions so far this season, however: “You’re always going to get outside comments but we’re a really fit bunch of a lads.
“It wasn’t down to tiredness, it was more Huddersfield starting the game better, getting the upper hand.
“You can’t start games likes that, especially when you’re top of the league, because teams know what you’re capable of.
“But we’re a young team still. Even the experienced players are still learning to be able to deal with what comes with being top of the league.
“I’ve definitely learnt from the last few games.
“At this level there are always ups and downs, we’re focused on the bigger picture.
“I think all the lads will have learned a lot from Saturday. We know we’re capable of turning it around.”