Jensen - We will bounce back
Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen says his side can stay in the Premier League - providing they 'stay together'.
Last Updated: 28/02/10 6:15pm
Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen has backed his beleaguered team to bounce back from their defeat to fellow strugglers Portsmouth and stay in the Premier League.
Pompey came away with a 2-1 victory in a bottom-of-the-table clash that put a severe dent in the Clarets' hopes of turning their season around.
The visitors learned on Friday they would be going into administration, meaning almost certain relegation after a nine-point penalty deduction is implemented.
That did not stop Avram Grant's side from condemning Burnley to only their third home defeat of the season, though, a result that kept the Lancashire club second bottom.
Jensen - a consistent performer for Brian Laws' men throughout the season - saved a 55th minute penalty from Jamie O'Hara in the defeat, although he was powerless to prevent Frederic Piquionne's early opener and Hassan Yebda's strike from the spot.
He admitted the club are in deep trouble - but insisted the team spirit that encapsulated the Clarets' early season form could steer them clear of danger.
Jensen said: "I was hoping (the) first (penalty) would have given us at least a point, but sadly it didn't, and now we just have to crack on. In the end the defeat was self inflicted, but I don't want to comment on that.
"We know we're in trouble. We just have to turn it around, and away from home. It's a must, and it's what we have to now work on.
"As long as we stay together, stay strong, then we will do our very best to stay in this league."
Home form has provided Burnley with their main source of points having picked up all of their six wins at Turf Moor, and Jensen's team have six more encounters in front of their own fans to improve a record of one victory in their last 16 league matches.
Laws' men have taken just one point away from home all season, and only a drastic turnaround of results will see the Premier League newcomers secure a second successive season in the top flight.
The 34-year-old shot-stopper insists a turnaround is possible, however, and highlighted the club's remaining home fixtures.
"I'm sure we will bounce back, get even stronger, get some points away from home as well," said Jensen.
"The table is still tight, and yes we're still down there where we don't want to be, so we can only look up.
"We've still a good chance. We've six home games remaining, and a lot of points to play for."