11:20 24th August 2014
David Jones says Burnley must continue to express their inner belief if they are to turn promising performances into precious points.
Jones was at the heart of a stirring second-half display as Burnley chased an equaliser to cancel out Nathan Dyer’s 23rd minute strike.
But despite the leveller eventually proving elusive, the midfielder insists plenty of positives can be drawn from their first away trip of the season.
He said: “We’re disappointed not to come away with at least a point.
“In the second-half they only really affected us on the counter attack a couple of times and didn’t really create a lot.
“We were creating chances and moving the ball well, looking fit and sharp, and really looking the only team likely to score.
“We don’t want too many results like this where we are playing well and not getting a result.
“We need to learn quickly, rectify the mistakes that we are making and turn a performance into points.”
Amongst a whole host of opportunities, Lukas Jutkiewicz headed just over the bar before Jones himself came closest to levelling the scores at 1-1, but he was denied by a fine fingertip save from Lukasz Fabianski.
And whilst the afternoon saw Burnley come just a whisker away in South Wales, it provided another learning curve in an opening week that has seen some of the Clarets squad experience their first taste of a somewhat unforgiving Premier League.
Jones, who played in the top-flight with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan previously, added: “I think the league is always progressing and there are always better players coming into it.
“If you’re in this division your concentration levels need to be high and you have to limit your mistakes as well as trying to affect teams, which we did today.
“There is a number of players who have got good experience of the Premier League already in our squad as well as myself and we’ve brought a couple in too.
“We’ve also got some really good players in our squad who had a great season last year and are young and going into this with no fear.
“Although we respect teams off the pitch, when we step onto it we need to be ourselves and believe in our ability to get results.
“Coming away to Swansea and playing way we did in the second-half, we have to take the positives from that.”