BEN Mee admits Burnley are lacking confidence and belief at the moment but has backed the Clarets to turn their form around.

Sean Dyche's side were beaten 2-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday extending their winless run to seven games.

The defeat saw Burnley slip to second bottom in the Premier League table ahead of Wednesday's visit of unbeaten Liverpool to Turf Moor.

And Mee knows the Clarets were below par at Selhurst Park as they suffered a fifth defeat in six.

The skipper said: “It was tough to take. We came here with a positive mindset and we didn’t really get going at all. We’re really disappointed.

“We didn’t pass the ball well and get out. They played well and created plenty of chances. They play with a lot of energy and they made it difficult for us.

“We didn’t create anything until the last five or 10 minutes and we need to do better with that and pull ourselves out of this.

“We lacked a bit of belief and confidence and it showed out there.

“It’s not going for us at the moment, but we will keep going and keep working hard.”

Despite the worrying lack of form, Mee insists the Clarets have the character to turn it around.

“There’s a good group of lads in there and we need to get together and sort it out and play with a bit more belief and confidence,” the 29-year-old told the club's official website.

“It’s a difficult situation be in at the minute, but the lads need to rise to the challenge and get ourselves out of it and have that belief and confidence to move forward.

“We’ve got to back ourselves and get that confidence in how we play and what we’re about. We’ve been in fights before and we’ll be in fights again.

“We need to roll our sleeves up now and be ready for it. No-one is going to throw in the towel. There’s a long way to go and a nice win on Wednesday will put it right.”