BURNLEY defender James Tarkowski believes the Clarets are back to doing what they're good at after stringing together a five-game unbeaten run.

The centre back felt too many of the squad were 'under-performing' but feels the tide has now turned.

Sean Dyche's side may have seen their winning streak end at four following Saturday's stalemate with Watford but the draw maintained a three point gap to the Premier League's bottom three.

And Tarkowski felt there were positives to take from the weekend performance.

“We have found our old selves a little bit,” said the Clarets’ defender.

“A few people were under-performing if I’m being honest. Well, most of us were under-performing.

“People are just finding their levels again. We’ve found a real energy and a real desire in matches.

“For anyone watching, they would say this is the Burnley they’re used to seeing. I think early in the season we lost that a little bit. It’s nice to be back to that level and we’ve got to maintain that now until the end of the season, because there are still plenty of points we need to pick up.

“As a whole squad we seem to be moving forward and there are good signs.”

The draw at Watford saw Burnley register their third away clean sheet of the season and a third since the 5-1 drubbing at home to Everton on Boxing Day.

And Tarwkowski said the defensive improvement was much-needed with the Clarets having shipped 41 goals in 19 league games in the first half of the season, two more than in the whole of the 2017-18 campaign.

Burnley have conceded two in four league games since and the 26-year-old hopes that defensive resilience remains until the end of the season.

“We needed to," he said of keeping clean sheets. "We conceded way too many goals earlier in the season, which was unlike us,” added Tarkowski.

“It’s nice to be going back to those ways of conceding minimal goals and getting clean sheets and long may that continue.

“We’re defending better and still making chances and that’s a good mix of things to put together to put in some good performances.

“We’ve picked up a few positive results recently. It was a good draw away from home against a team that has been going well.

“We’ve got to continue to build on that. We’ve still got points we need to pick up before the end of the season and no game is easy.”