SEAN Dyche says a united front, and a desire to stay on the front foot, is what has prompted an upturn in Burnley's away form.

The Clarets have notoriously suffered from travel sickness in the Premier League.

Their best return was seven away wins during the 2017/18 campaign en route to earning a place in the Europa League with a seventh placed finish.

And with an eye on European football once again, they go to Newcastle United on Saturday on the back of three wins from five away from Turf Moor, making it four away wins for the season so far.

The most recent of those was at Southampton, where Matej Vydra's first goal of the season earned a 2-1 triumph.

Burnley took a second minute lead through Ashley Westwood only for ex-Claret Danny Ings to level against his old club in the eighteenth minute.

Dyche said he was disappointed by the manner in which his side had allowed the Saints back into the game, but was pleased with a response that demonstrated determination and a combined commitment to get the three points.

"At half-time (at Southampton) I wasn’t overjoyed, it’s fair to say," the Burnley boss explained.

"I mentioned one or two things which hopefully prompted them, but one was you’ve got to take a game on, you can’t wait for a game to come to you in the Premier League, it won’t.

“And that’s whether you’re Liverpool or anyone else, you’ve got to take it on.

"We scored and didn’t take it on, they did, and second half I thought we did.

“There was a stronger, firmer mentality to our performance, and that’s a key factor in our growth."

Dyche added: “That’s one of the things you have to deliver away from home, you have to play with an inner belief, all of you. In our case certainly.

“We can’t have three players having an off day. You get beat when you’re Burnley, maybe not if you’re Liverpool.

“We need everyone pulling in the right direction, whatever challenge it is to win a game, and I thought there were massive signs of that in the second half (at Southampton).

"We found a way of gripping the game through the tactical understanding of the team, and found a moment to win it."