MATT Lowton is confident Burnley can be 'right back where we want to be' if they can string together a couple of wins.

The Clarets are 19th in the Premier League after four winless games and they've suffered three successive defeats since the opening weekend draw at Southampton.

That has given the squad plenty to think about during the international break and they will keen starting righting the ship when domestic action resumes next weekend, with Burnley at newly promoted Wolves.

That is the start of what looks like a good run of games for the Clarets, with Bournemouth at Turf Moor the following weekend followed by a trip to Cardiff and then a home game with Huddersfield.

Matching last season's finish of seventh looks a long way off at the moment but Lowton insists yearly improvement is always the target at Turf Moor, and despite the shaky start points out that fortunes can turn pretty quickly.

"That's what we're looking to do year on year, we showed last season finishing seventh that we're fully capable of doing it," the full-back said of matching last year's efforts.

"We need to turn our fortunes round very quickly at the minute but it's a long season and if we string a couple of wins together we'll be right back where we want to be."

One of the biggest concerns for Burnley in the early stages of the campaign will be defensively. Having conceded just 39 times in 38 Premier League games last season, they have now shipped nine in their last three games, including three at home to Watford and four away to Fulham.

Lowton was a regular part of that defensive unit that so impressed last season and he admits they are 'very disappointed' at the gifts being offered up in the early stages of this season.

"We're very disappointed as a team, especially the back four or five. We've had meetings to try and put it right, the manager's teams notoriously don't concede a a lot of goals," the 29-year-old said.

"We've spoken about, we're giving up a lot of chances, not just goals but teams are creating a lot of chances against us so we need to get back to being hard to beat."

One player who could be line for a first start after the break is £11million man Matej Vydra.

The forward has been restricted to a couple of appearances off the bench so far, scoring on his debut against Olympiakos, but Lowton has been impressed with what he's seen in training.

"He looks very sharp, he's come in and fit into the group very well," he said.

"He likes to get on the ball and make things happen and we're looking forward to him getting on the pitch and helping us out."