Sean Dyche admitted the 3-0 Boxing Day defeat at Hull was a “tough one to take.”
The Clarets fell six points behind joint-third placed City as second half goals from Jake Livermore, Abel Hernandez and Sam Clucas inflicted a fifth defeat of the season on Burnley.
And boss Dyche, who reserved special praise for the travelling 2,400 Clarets fans, and expressed sympathy for those back in Lancashire who have suffered with the festive floods, insisted his side need to be more creative on the road to marry their away form with impressive home results.
Dyche whose side host Bristol City on Monday, said: “I’m just pleased to have a game back at the Turf so quickly.
“It’s become a good place for us, so we’re looking forward to that.
“Our response (to defeats) has been good and we haven’t always got what we deserve, but we have to create better chances, particularly away from home.
“We just didn’t change the tempo enough today. We played at a pace that was adaptable for the opposition and we don’t normally do that.
“That, in turn causes trouble and chances in the top end and that’s the madness of it.
“Last week, against Charlton, it could have been seven or either, but today we didn’t create anywhere near the chances.
“We all know they are tough here. Hull have only been beaten once here this season, so you now there’s a challenge there.”
“It’s just a tough one to take and we don’t enjoy that.”
Dyche rued a golden chance that fell to 10-goal top scorer Andre Gray with the Clarets only trailing by the one goal.
He added: “It’s a tough defeat to take and a tough defeat because for 55 minutes there was nothing in the game.
“They scored and we had the change to react and didn’t take it.
That’s a shame because you just sensed today there was that little edge to the crowd.
“At 1-0 It drops kindly for Andre and you’d put your mortgage on him.
“Andre has a strong mentality though and we know that because he missed two last week and scored a really tough one.
“He’ll not be too damaged by today, but today I just didn’t think it was his day and that’s why I brought him off.
“He’s still learning his game and about the game and people forget that.”