‘We need cutting edge’ – boss
Sean Dyche retains his belief Burnley can find the cutting edge to win games at Premier League level.
The Clarets are the only top flight side without a win, after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at home to West Ham United.
His side were punished for failing to capitalise on their first half dominance, and Dyche said: “My job is to find the positives, but not be naive and accept the things we have to try and change.
“We know the things we have to do better, but we have to believe in what we are trying to do - we don’t want that to be a story, ‘good old Burnley, played well but didn’t win’.
“We have to change that, and it sounds really easy but it’s not, because you’re playing against some really good players and sides. But that is the challenge, we are what we are, we work with what we have available and work really hard.
“But we have to make sure when we are dominant, we take our chances, it’s not just the physical scoreline, it’s the whole mentality of games, that often changes because of a goal.”
Dyche added: “I was pleased with the mentality, keeping going right to the end, we hit the bar again and had a couple of close things, so the mentality is right, we just need to continue the challenge, to find that moment of truth in front of goal to score more regularly. You’ve got to make things drop for you, you’ve got to make your luck by playing hard, playing fairly and doing the right things.
“We did a lot of that, I don’t want to start crying it in, we know we’ve got to forge those chances, make it happen, whether it’s good quality, ugly chances, whatever way it is we have to make sure we score more freely. We did it many times last year, it’s within us I think, it’s just getting it onto a football pitch and making sure we show the clarity to score goals. They did and we didn’t.
“It’s a tough one, there are good signs on many levels, but we’re not naive, you’ve got to win games - it’s the job we’re all in. We have to find a way of winning, whatever way that should be.”
Dyche is hoping to have Dean Marney available against Everton on Sunday after missing three games with a hamstring injury.