Manchester City Can Be Our Catalyst
Full back Matt Lowton has said Burnley's fight back against Manchester City in our last game can be the catalyst for the club to get on a winning run as we head towards May.
With Burnley being without a win in nine games now, but picking up five draws in that time, Lowton feels that the confidence we can take from securing a point against Manchester City will be the boost we need to get back to winning ways.
Speaking to the Official Site with the side again proving that they are a tough nut for anyone to crack this season, Lowton certainly had positives from our last match - he was making a return to the first team having spent the last 13 games out - and he wants a win on Swansea City's soil to back up the result.
'It`s always frustrating when you`re not playing. Every player wants to be on the pitch and giving their all for the team. When you pick up an injury it`s tough, but it`s up to the player to keep fit to make sure he`s ready, fitness-wise and mentally, when he gets called upon and, thankfully, I did that.'
With Phil Bardsley replacing him in the side, before his injury gave Lowton his shot, he had praise for his colleague and the performances he was putting in. Now he knows it's down to him to make life for Bardsley to get back in the side when he's fit.
'Bards came in and did a great job so it was up to me to keep training, stay on top of myself and when the chance came, as it did on Saturday, give my all and try and change the game. It was nice to play well and get an assist and help us get a point, so it was a good feeling at the end.'
'Manchester City are a great side which is going very well this season, so to go behind and then show the character we did to stay in the game and get back into it and come away with a point helps builds a bit more confidence in the group. It`s been a tough run, but in house we`re all champing at the bit to turn it round and get the result we`re all looking for. It would be a worse case if we weren`t playing well and not getting results. We`ll keep at it, keep playing well and hopefully the results will start to pick up again soon.'
Turning thoughts to Swansea City who have had a revival under Carlos Carvalhal, Lowton was expecting a tough game given their run of one defeat in the last ten games - they are also looking to make it three home wins on the spin following back to back victories over Liverpool and Arsenal.
'They`ve picked up recently since the new manager came in and got a lot of good results. They are going in the right direction, so it`s going to be a difficult game for us. But we know that and we`ve been to difficult places this season and got good points. That`s in the back of our minds, that we can go to these places and pick up results, and we`ll be taking that confidence into the weekend. We`ll go down there and give our all, like we do every time.'