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Heaton: We Were Mentally Strong

12 December 2015

Clarets skipper Tom Heaton was delighted with a clean sheet and a hard-fought point after the 0-0 draw at Loftus Road.

Burnley have now suffered just one defeat in 11 Sky Bet Championship games and are unbeaten in their last 8 away from home.

Sean Dyche’s men couldn’t quite convert their second-half dominance into all three points but Heaton reflected on a good point at a tough place to go.

He said: “I think in the second-half we got in some good areas but didn’t quite have the composure. It was a tough game and they made it very difficult.

“I thought we defended really well, put bodies on the line, and came away with a good clean sheet and a point.

“We felt we dominated second-half but teams are always going to get opportunities and they came in the last couple of minutes.

“That’s where you have to be strong, mentally strong and we did that with Keane’s header and Scott’s clearance off the line.”

Attentions now turn to a trip to face Middlesbrough on Tuesday night and the England international stopper is confident that wins are just around the corner.

“We’re moving forward and looking for wins. In the last twenty or thirty minutes we were running all over them a little bit and it’s just making that count.

“We bemoaned not keeping the back door shut at the other end last week but we’ve done that really well today and that gives you a great foundation to win games moving forward.”


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