Clarets aim for first hat-trick of 2012Kieran Trippier says hard work is paying off as the Clarets look to continue their mean streak at struggling Ipswich on Saturday.
Burnley go looking for a hat-trick of League wins for the first time in 2012 as they take on the Championship’s bottom club at Portman Road.
The Clarets have won their first two games under new boss Sean Dyche without conceding a goal and Trippier wants more of the same against the mis-firing Tractor Boys.
“If we keep a clean sheet we can win games and it’s important because that’s what we struggled to do last season and the start of this season,” said the right-back, who has returned to the top of his game in recent weeks.
“A lot of people might have been criticising us for our defending but the new manager has done a lot of work with us.
“From a defensive point of view I don’t think we have been at our best this season but the new manager has come in, he has spotted it and he has sorted it out.
“The work we have done defensively has helped us a lot and personally I think I have improved my defending.
“In the past two games we have done our jobs well and stuck to the tasks the gaffer has given us. The work we have done on the training ground we take onto the pitch.
“Against Wolves we dug in and won 2-0 and against Leeds they had a good 15-minute spell but we all stuck together and dug in and got the victory.
“We have stuck together, ground results out and I think we have done well together as a back five, including Granty (Lee Grant).”
Trippier has recovered from a bang on the ankle he received shortly before setting up Charlie Austin’s mid-week winger with a trademark cross.
And the former Manchester City youngster is now looking to be part of a first Burnley team to win at Ipswich since 1970 as Mick McCarthy takes charge of his new club for the first time at Portman Road.
“They got beat 5-0 on Tuesday night and their manager will want a response,” Trippier added.
“But we are going there full of confidence and on a high and I don’t see why we can’t get a victory.”