Jack Cork insists the distraction of the Europa League was not behind defeat to Fulham, and says Burnley will get back to what they are good at.

The Clarets were beaten 4-2 at newly promoted Fulham just two days after returning from Athens, where they were beaten 3-1 by Olympiakos, and a week after they lost 3-1 at home to Watford.

A defence that was so hard to breach last season, with only 39 goals conceded in 38 Premier League games, has now shipped 10 goals in just their last three games.

But Cork has vowed to put it right.

“What we were good at last year went completely out of the window, conceding goals that we don’t normally concede,” said the midfielder.

“We need to address that; I know we will do after we had words in the dressing room. We’ll be ready for the next game.

“It was a tough game. The early goal didn’t help, just like earlier in the week against Olympiakos.

“We started chasing it from the third minute so we got away from the gameplan to keep our shape because we had to commit. Even when we got back in it the spaces were big, the gaps were there and we were still making it hard for ourselves. We weren’t as good as we knew we could have been.”

Burnley have little time to lick their wounds with the Europa League play-off qualifier second leg at Turf Moor on Thursday followed by the visit of Manchester United on Sunday.

“There’s no holding up. I suppose it’s a good thing really because it provides us with the opportunity to get the last game out of our system and try to get a result. It would be good to get one over on Olympiakos,” said Cork, who admitted the balancing act of Europe and the Premier League was a challenge, but one he is continuing to embrace.

“It’s been tough but I’ve really enjoyed it, bar the last week because the two results haven’t been very good.

“We’ve been having a good time with trips to Aberdeen and Istanbul. It’s been good but now we really need to start focusing on results, especially in the league. It’s still early in the season, it’s only three games, and I’m sure with the quality we’ve got, once we get in to the flow of things, we’ll be fine.

“We just need that win and I’m sure with a few games at home coming up we’ll be able to do that.”