Burnley star not afraid of continuing goal drought

David Jones is not going to dwell on the fact that Burnley have scored just one Premier League goal this season.

The Clarets netted their one and only goal during their opening game with Chelsea, shocking the league leaders with an early strike before going down 3-1.

They have yet to win a game this season, but have come close to adding to their goal tally, missing a late penalty at Crystal Palace, and Jones himself hitting the woodwork against his former club Manchester United.

They head into this weekend second-from-bottom, although a win at the Hawthorns will see them move out of the relegation places at the expense of Sunday’s opponents West Brom.

Jones is set to feature at the weekend despite a thing injury that forced his late withdrawal from the 0-0 draw with Sunderland on Saturday, and the 29-year-old is aware that every Premier League game is tough, especially so when goals are not flowing.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “Anywhere away in the Premier League is going to be tough but I know we think we’ve deserved more points from the games so far.

“We’re not going to fear going anywhere, so although hey will be a good team and it will be a tough battle again, we’ll approach it in the same way as previous games.

“Obviously we’re aware that we need to score goals but it’s not something we’re going to dwell on.

“We know that if you come and watch us we’ve created chances, we’ve been organised, we’ve limited chances for the opposition and there are a lot of positives to take.

“We’ll just approach the next game in the same way, looking to build on the positives from Saturday and as always trying to win.”

Jones’s current spell in the top flight is his fourth, having spent time in the Premier League with Derby, Wigan and Wolves. Having suffered multiple relegations, Jones is adamant that Burnley have just been unfortunate this season, and that their three clean sheets shows that a good foundation has been built at the club.

“We’ve had a good foundation. Three clean sheets on the bounce in the Premier League shows that we’ve got a good foundation.

“We’ve just been unfortunate. We just need a bit more cutting edge in front of goal but we’ve had chances and pressure, and the work rate was brilliant again against Sunderland.

“We finished the game well and looked fitter. We just needed a little bit of luck. I’d prefer to be building off a good foundation. With a bit more confidence and cutting edge in front of goal we’ll be doing well.”

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