Winger Robbie Brady felt Burnley had done more than enough to get a positive result from Saturday’s defeat to Crystal Palace.

The Republic of Ireland international was handed a rare start in place of the suspended Ashley Westwood and was at the heart of much of the Clarets’ good play in opening 45 minutes.

But goals either side of the break from Wilfried Zaha and substitute Jeffrey Schlupp meant it was an unhappy return to the starting XI for Brady.

He said: “I thought we pressed well from the start and had a good battle with them in the first half and knocked on the door a few times but didn’t take our chances. They got two goals which is disappointing.

“I thought we had more than enough really. I don’t know how many shots they had but it can’t have been many. We had four or five decent chances which we’d usually put away but they didn’t go away today.

“It’s a hard one to take because I don’t think there was much in the game, apart from the two goals which is all that matters.”

Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood were both guilty of spurning opportunities at key moments while keeper Nick Pope will feel he perhaps should have done better with at least one of the Palace goals.

But Brady says Pope wont dwell on his performance too much.

He said: “He’s been excellent, he’s a fantastic goalkeeper and we’ll need him in the coming weeks.

“We’ve racked up a decent number of points now and it would have been good to push on again but it wasn’t to be. We’ve got plenty more opportunities now.

“We’ve got two tough games coming up and we’re looking to test ourselves and if we can add points leading up to the Christmas period then we’ll be in a good place for the start of next year.”

Brady has had to be patient for a chance to show boss Sean Dyche what he can do after struggling with injury for large spells of his time at Turf Moor.

Having fought his way into the side, the 27-year-old hopes it could be the start of run.

He said: “It felt quite good. I hope so (get a run in the side). I feel fit now and I’m just desperate to affect the season and put a bit of my own stamp on it. If I can get a run of games in the upcoming weeks I can hopefully push on from there.”