Date: 26th January 2017 at 10:01pm
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Centre half Michael Keane has said he feels that Burnley’s away performances of late have seen them grow in confidence as we look to more balance our results.

With fantastic home form this time around in the Premier League, away form hasn’t been that great and it’s long been a topic of discussion as we look for survival in the top flight this season.

Speaking to the Burnley Express as he met with the media ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round clash against Bristol City, Keane said he felt that the players were definitely growing in confidence for away trips given recent showings.

With a ten point gap to the bottom three spots in the Premier League table, the England international explained as he reflected on the defeat to Arsenal.

‘We`ve got a bit more belief now. Obviously we`ve got a good number of points on the board and that gives us the belief to play away from home in the same way that we do at home. We look to get a few passes away but we want to mix our football as well. We want to make it ugly for them because they don`t like it. I don`t think Arsenal would`ve liked playing against us because they`re probably not used to our style of play.’

Keane went on to explain.

‘We want to keep making it difficult, we`ve had a lot of tough away games, and although they`re all tough we`ve got some better ones coming up so if we continue to play like that we`ll get that win. I think we can definitely take belief from it. I think our away performances in general have been growing and since the Tottenham game we`ve been good away. But to play well and not get anything out of it is the most disappointing thing.’

With a return to Turf Moor up next in the FA Cup, Keane knew home comforts would be a nice boost as we look to book our place in the next stage of the competition.

‘There`s a big chance. It`s a home tie and we`ve been brilliant recently at home so we`ll be looking to keep that going. There`s no reason why we can`t do well in the Premier League and have a good cup run. We`ll make sure that we prepare properly and make sure that we`re ready for the weekend. We`ll just take it game by game, the next one is the biggest, it`s in the FA Cup and it`s another that we want to win.’

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