DAN Gosling has urged Cherries to “stand up to the fight” when they head to Turf Moor on Saturday.

Cherries have lost their past three meetings with Burnley, including a 4-0 thumping in this fixture last season with Matej Vydra, Aaron Lennon and Ashley Barnes among the scorers.

The two sides looked set to share the spoils at Vitality Stadium back in December, only for Jay Rodriguez to pop up with the game’s only goal with a minute to play.

Cherries sit just two points outside the relegation zone after the 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United last time out.

“Burnley are direct, they’re long balls, we’ve got to stand up to the fight,” Gosling told the Daily Echo.

“Against Sheffield United we did that to an extent, it was just unfortunate that they had the luck of the bounce really.

“The first goal was scrappy, could’ve gone anywhere but unfortunately fell to one of their players (Billy Sharp) right on the line and they tapped it in.

“You need to ride your luck at times but obviously we’ll be up for the fight, be stronger and hopefully get the three points.”