Premier League: Burnley's David Jones senses upturn in fortunes

Last Updated: 25/08/14 6:02pm

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David Jones: Burnley face Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup

David Jones: Burnley face Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup

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Burnley midfielder David Jones is convinced things are improving, despite defeats in their opening two games of the season.

The Clarets’ return to the Barclays Premier League has so far seen them lose 3-1 at home against Chelsea and then go down 1-0 at Swansea on Saturday.

But Sean Dyche’s side head into Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday in high spirits, according to Jones.

"I think there was more belief in the second half (against Swansea)," Jones told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"We seemed to move the ball quickly and it looked as if we had more space and they couldn't cope with our shape and the way we shifted the ball.

"It was a good showing in the second half and something to definitely build on in the next game."

Jones admits Burnley must soon start making the good things they are doing count and turn chances into goals.

"We have always respected all of the cups and we will do that again, but it's also important that we use players."
Sean Dyche

"I think we took the shackles off and played with some freedom, but we can't wait to go a goal behind to do that," he added.

"We've had two games and we need to learn quickly - we've had sort of a bedding-in period.

"Obviously we wanted to pick points up in those games but now we need to move on quickly and look forward to the next game."

Dyche is likely to rotate his squad against Wednesday with debuts likely for new signings Matt Gilks, Stephen Reid and Stephen Ward.

"There's a different feel to the cup because of the enormity of the Premier League,” Dyche told the club’s website.

"We have always respected all of the cups and we will do that again, but it's also important that we use players.

"We have a deeper squad than last season and we need to make sure that players are fit because everyone can see the demands that are on the players here, so we will look at the idea of change.

"That's not necessarily what we are going to do, but players do need games and there is a bigger picture to our season and that's here for all to see."

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