Burnley’s revival in the Premier League can be put down to the hard work the squad have put in, according to Ashley Barnes. The Clarets’ miserable start to the season led to a heart-to-heart meeting between the players and the manager Sean Dyche last week, but Barnes says the work done on the training ground was of equal importance.
Burnley trounced Bournemouth at home last weekend and will be looking to continue where they left off against the Cherries when they take on Cardiff this coming weekend – and Barnes is looking to go on a winning run.
“It doesn’t just happen with the flick of a switch, you need to keep working hard,” the striker told the Lancashire Telegraph. “We’ve kept working hard in training and it was good to get out with the three points.
“We’ve had meetings but that wasn’t the be all and end all. It was down to hard work and sooner or later that pays off.
“I don’t think we’d been too far off it but we hadn’t been able to put our finger on why we haven’t picked up points. We’re back to winning ways now.
“The main thing for us was trying to get back to winning ways and we had to try and find a way of doing that somehow. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, it might have been ugly at times, but we needed it.”