Jack Cork: Hard work is key


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Burnley midfielder Jack Cork insists the squad still have a positive attitude, despite their poor run of form, and feels they can get back on track as long as they continue working hard.

The Clarets still sit seventh in the Premier League table but they have not won in 10 Premier League outings following Saturday’s loss away at a resurgent Swansea.

Burnley’s last victory in the top-flight came courtesy of a 1-0 win over Stoke on December 12 but their form in the first half of the season has ensured that they aren’t currently involved in a relegation battle.

Sean Dyche’s men host strugglers Southampton and then Everton before travelling to West Ham in their next three league outings and that run should provide them with the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways.

Cork insists the squad always expected to lose some momentum as the season progressed but feels that can rediscover that winning touch if they continue to put in the hard yards on the training pitches.

“We knew that it would probably happen at some stage, we’re not stupid enough to think that we’d keep winning or keep picking up points,” Cork said.

“It’s all about how we deal with it and how we get out of it now. We need to keep working as hard as we did at the start of the season.

“We’ve got a good group of lads who just keep going. The lads won’t let their mindset change and we’ll keep working as hard as we have been doing.

“The training is still as hard as it was and the intensity is still the same even though we’re on a disappointing run.”

Burnley can be backed at 2.80 to pick up the win on Saturday when they host Southampton, who are priced at 2.75 to take all three points, while the draw is available at 3.10.

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