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Howe: We Want To Prove A Point

13 September 2012

Boss wants Clarets to show true colours against pointless Posh

Eddie Howe insists the Clarets will be out to prove a point when they face bottom club Peterborough at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The Posh travel north as the only club in the Football League with a 100 per cent losing record.

But after failing to win themselves since the opening day, Howe's team is determined to show they are better than their current record suggests.

"This isn't going to be an easy game, despite the fact Peterborough haven't got any points," said the Burnley boss.

"I watched their game against Birmingham and arguably they were the better team.

"We know we are capable of winning the game if we perform to our best and that's what we have to try and make sure we do.

"There is a feeling within the camp that there is a performance around the corner and we are desperate to go out and show what a good team we are.

"I don't think we have become a bad team because of a couple of results and we are very keen to prove a point.

"It's big game for us. They all are, but we are aware of how important this one is and hopefully we can get the result we all want."

Since a sparkling first-day victory over Bolton, the Clarets have lost three successive Championship games.

That run includes a 3-1 defeat to Brighton at Turf Moor a fortnight ago when the Clarets surrendered a seven-match unbeaten home record.

But Howe is determined to focus on the future - starting with the visit of a Peterborough side which has equalled the club's worst ever start to a season.

"We weren't happy with how we performed against Brighton but that's gone," added Howe.

"That's history and we can only look forward and this is a big game for us now.

"We are aware of that and I am sure the lads are ready.

"I don't think you can let a poor performance linger. It's very much of a case that you can't do anything about that game now.

"But what we can affect is the next one and the reaction to training and the intensity we have trained at has been superb.

"Our focus this two weeks has been Peterborough and hopefully that will show in the performance."


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