BURNLEY might be jetting off to Portugal for warm weather training this week but left-back Charlie Taylor admits he would rather be back out on the pitch to try and end the Clarets’ slump in form.

The squad head for warmer climes on the back of 10 league games without success, 11 in all competitions, and they must wait two weeks before they get a chance to put that right.

Burnley remain in seventh despite not winning since December 12 and they can get their campaign back on track a week on Saturday when Southampton, who are in the relegation zone, visit Turf Moor.

Taylor would rather that game was this week, but he said Burnley would use their break to be extra prepared for the clash.

“I’d like to get back out there and try put it right as soon as possible,” he said. “It is what it is, we’ll have to wait two weeks. We’ll use that to get prepared for Southampton.

“The next two weeks will be tough training, but it’s what we need to do, we’ll be doing all we can to put an end to the run.”

On paper Burnley’s season remains a success with the Clarets still the ‘best of the rest’ outside the top six.

While Leicester City and Everton have closed the gap neither has been able to string together a consistent run of results to overhaul Sean Dyche’s side.

Taylor insists the spirit within the Burnley dressing room remains high but he knows a win is needed sooner rather than later.

He added: “I think the spirit is similar to earlier in the season but we need that win now. People are starting to talk about the run but we’ve got a few home games now and hopefully we can put that right.”

While the squad will be trying to put their recent run to the back of their minds former Leeds man Taylor admits it is easier said than done.

“You try and put it to one side but it’s always there at the back of your mind and nobody wants anything more than the win to end it. I think it will come and hopefully the sooner the better,” the 24-year-old said.

Burnley were well in the game at the Liberty Stadium but were undone nine minutes from time. The Clarets had been untroubled at the back for most of the afternoon but the hosts found the impetus to snatch a winner.

“It was very frustrating to concede at that time and in that manner, it was hugely frustrating for us all,” Taylor said.

“I think we made some like-for-like attacking subs but they went for it and the crowd got behind them. They took advantage and they got the three points and we’re bitterly disappointed.”