Sean Dyche felt there was evidence of the progress Burney are making this season despite losing 1-0 to Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
Demarai Gray scored the only goal early in the game but Dyche was content that his team stayed in the hunt and could have grabbed a late share of the points.
Leicester’s only defeat in ten games has come against Premier League leaders Manchester City and on that basis the Burnley boss was happy to have had a chance right throughout an open second half.
“They’re in good form. It was a poor goal from our point of view.
In the second half it becomes a bit more like a basketball match and they defend and counter,” said Dyche.
“At the end we have a chance to nick one but [we did] not [get] the rub of the green.
We like the fact we are keeping games tight, that’s an important theme for me.
I’ve said to the players: ‘We’re progressing.'” What will concern Dyche was the sight of Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady being stretchered off before the break following a nasty clash with Harry Maguire in the box.
Brady was attempting a shot when the Leicester man nicked the ball and left Brady to strike his leg. Afterwards, Dyche admitted the midfielder could be looking at a long spell on the sidelines.
“We’re waiting on news but we think it’s more serious than not serious. We’ll just have to wait and see,” he added.
Burnley are 2.60 to beat Watford at Turf Moor on Saturday. The Hornets are 2.88 while the draw is priced at 3.30.