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Boyd Takes Heart From Hammers Defeat

20 October 2014

“We’re creating chances and I think it’s just a matter of time before we get the win.”

“We put them under a bit of pressure and if we’d have got it back to 3-2 we’d have put them under even more but it’s very annoying and disappointing not to get any points.

“I’m delighted and it’s a great feeling to get my first goal. I don’t know if it’s a foul on the keeper but it’s rolled out, I’ve took a touch and scored.

He added: “It’s the inches at the minute, other times they are going to go in but we’ll keep working hard and keep playing to our principles.”

Boyd, who was thorn in the side of West Ham United for most of the afternoon, netted his first goal since joining from Hull City this summer having come agonisingly close to opening the scoring in the first-half, seeing his effort come off the bar - and he is sure that the luck in front of goal will soon turn.

“But we’ll go into the game after a good weeks training and try to build on the positive aspects from today.”

“We’ve got to fancy our chances at home against anyone but Everton are a top top team and their position is a bit false at the minute.

“We can build on that performance and go into the Everton game full of confidence.

“The gaffer warned us that they’d come out with a bit more bite second half and the two quick goals have killed us really.

“The way we started first half we’d have expected to be winning because we played really well and created untold amount of chances.

Boyd said: “There were so many positives from the game but it was a ten minute blip at the start of the second half.

And the winger insists there were plenty of positives to take into Sunday’s clash with Everton despite falling to defeat.

Boyd’s first goal for the Clarets offered a route back into the game after West Ham had taken a quick-fire 2-0 lead in the second half with goals from Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia, before Carlton Cole added gloss to the scoreline.

A victory continues to elude Burnley, despite dominating the opening half against the Hammers and seeing a plethora of chances go close.

George Boyd believes the Clarets can take heart from their 1-3 defeat to West Ham United on Saturday.

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