PHIL Bardsley believes the Clarets have the weapons to unlock teams who park the bus at Turf Moor.

It's been roles reversed from last season with Burnley unbeaten on their travels this term from trips to Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton, but so far the Clarets have netted just once in three home games, taking four points from a possible nine.

Huddersfield came to frustrate the hosts in the Roses battle last time out at Turf Moor and after Burnley's remarkable success at home last season it could be a ploy adopted by plenty of sides this season.

Sean Dyche's side are back in action after the international break with a home game against West Ham, and Bardsley believes they have enough in the locker to break them down if they do put men behind the ball.

"Teams are showing us a remarkable amount of respect, it goes to show last week we played Huddersfield, it was a difficult game and we struggled to break them down, but we created chances," the former Stoke City full-back said.

"From now on that’s what teams are going to do against us at home, sit behind the ball and try and counter on us.

"We’ve got players who can unlock defences. We’ve brought Chris Wood in, we’ve got Nahki Wells, Ashley Barnes, Sam Vokes, we’ve got some big threats up there and we’re full of confidence at the moment."

Bardsley has so far had to settle for action in cup competition following his summer move from the Potteries.

But he is enjoying his time at Turf Moor and is relishing the battle to earn a place in the side.

"Going in and speaking to Sean before I signed he had great ambitions for the club to go forward," he told 5Live.

"I bought into that, I signed there and I’ve not looked back since.

"It’s been a tremendous few months for us, we’ve won some very difficult games against some good opponents and we look forward to kick on front that."

"It’s been difficult to get into the team because the team has been doing so well, but I’ve played in the cup games and felt I did really well. I felt really fit, possibly the fittest I’ve felt in a few years.

"The training is really intense, everyone is fighting for places and the competition is fantastic. That’s what you need if you want to be a successful team, you need to be competitive and you need to have the squad pulling in the right direction."

Bardsley is batting with Matt Lowton for a place in the team and he believes the 'intense' training is helping him as a player.

"I knew it was going to be difficult because the group of players they’ve got work hard for each other, but I felt I could go there and play," the 32-year-old said.

"The lads have been fantastic and the lads that have stepped in have done well, Nick Pope has come in for Tom Heaton and done really well.

"I want to knuckle down, work as hard as possible, the training is getting the best out of me and hopefully I can get in the team soon."