ORIOL Romeu has outlined the "two things" Saints will have to do if they want to earn a rare win at Burnley on Saturday, adding: "I think we all know what's coming."

Saints have struggled against Sean Dyche's men in recent years, losing both fixtures last season, which stretches their winless run against the Clarets to seven matches.

And you have to go back even further to the last time Saints won at Turf Moor, with last year's 3-0 reverse the seventh time in a row they have travelled back home without a win from the ground, since Bradley Wright-Phillips, Jason Euell and Stern John netted in a 3-2 Championship success there in 2007.

Asked what he expects from Burnley on Saturday, Romeu told the Daily Echo: "From the times I’ve played there I know what’s coming. I think we all know what’s coming and we need to be very solid in what we’re doing.

"Try not to fall too much into their game, because they feel very strong about what they’re doing and it’s hard to be physical for 90 minutes.

"But being very clever also and recognising those moments where you can hurt them and you’ve got spaces and there is a chance to score goals or to create chances.

"I think it’s also very important not to concede many chances, not to be very naïve playing out from the back because that’s what they want, that’s what they’re going to be looking forward to.

"So having those two things is going to give us more chances to get points from there."

Romeu, who turns 29 today, is in line to continue his run of starts at Turf Moor having been in the side for each of Saints' three matches so far this season.

All of those have ended in defeat, most recently the 5-2 home reverse against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Quizzed on what Saints will have to do differently this weekend to get off the mark for the campaign, the midfielder said: "A lot of things because it’s going to be a different opponent. It’s going to be a different challenge, the way they will play.

"Tottenham, we know now they play very often long balls but they still have quality once they have the ball and they have pace up front and they have quality players.

"Whereas Burnley it’s mainly balls behind, second balls and that’s going to be pretty much the whole game. So being close and solid, having lines between defenders, midfielders and strikers very close, it’s going to help us to create them more problems and not give them as many chances as they want.

"That’s going to be very important and it’s also a smaller pitch so there will be less spaces to play.

"I think we need to take less risks and be more clinical with our chances. That’s one thing, recognise in those moments there’s a chance now to go, we need to all follow up and be up there to hurt them.

"If we can do those things right I’m sure they will struggle and we will have more chance to win."