STEVEN Defour might be nicknamed 'the foreigner' in the Clarets dressing room, but Burnley's Belgian believes the domestic nature of Sean Dyche's squad has helped them get results.

European imports have been few and far between at Turf Moor, but Defour has turned his spell in East Lancashire into a success after a rocky first season.

And although his teammates are almost exclusively British and Irish, Defour is relishing the togetherness inside the camp.

"I’m a foreigner. They call me one of the foreigners, but it’s one group, it’s not different groups like Spanish and English and other languages," the 29-year-old said.

"Everybody stays together. We’re a very positive group even when the game is not going as we’d like to.

"We fight for each other. When one player makes a mistake, we try to cheer them up. We give our best on the pitch and fight for each other."

That fight could be required at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as the Clarets take their unbeaten away record to free scoring Manchester City.

But Burnley have already won at Chelsea and Everton this term, as well as drawing at Tottenham and Liverpool, and Defour believes they can head to Manchester in confident mood.

"We’ve had tough away games. City are in the best form of all the clubs, but our approach stays the same," he said.

"What we are doing defensively look pretty good and I hope we can use it against City.

"We had some good results away. Playing against this City will be difficult but we have enough confidence to confront them and go there with a good game plan."

City have scored 17 goals in their last three Premier League home games, but Stoke scored twice there last weekend, although they also conceded seven, and Defour believes there are areas to exploit against Pep Guardiola's side.

"We have nothing to lose, that’s for sure," he said. "Everybody is thinking Man City are going to win so we can go there and give our best.

"Offensively Man City are very good but defensively they do give away some chances."

Chris Wood could be the man to take those chances, with three league goals in six appearances for the Clarets.

Defour added: "He’s scoring goals. He doesn’t need much to score a goal. I hope we can put him in a position on Saturday where he can do that. He’s adapting very well."