MATY RYAN believes Albion are close to getting it right but just need a change of fortune.

A viciously swerving Jeff Hendrick strike just as the clock hit 90 minutes beat Ryan and earned Burnley a point at the Amex just when it looked as if the Seagulls were going to claim their first home win since March.

Even the radio team from Burnley admitted it was more than Sean Dyche’s battlers deserved as two points were dropped.

When it was suggested Albion had just been just moments away from a perfect win – a clean sheet and match-clinching goal – Ryan said: “Whether perfection is achievable I don’t know but we always strive to be the exception.

“A 1-0 win and a clean sheet is a long way towards being a perfect performance – and we did a lot of things right again – but we didn’t get the result.

“We have got to keep learning, growing and setting our standard high.

“I feel we have demonstrated enough in all the games to suggest there is a bright future – present and future – for the club.

“We have to just keep working hard. That is the best way to do it in my experience, work hard until your luck changes a little bit.

“Fingers crossed that’s not too far around the corner.”

He certainly sees no reason to change the way they are playing under head coach Graham Potter’s reign which encourages a more expansive style of football and confidence to play out from the back.

Ryan said: “Definitely not. Defensively we have only got one clean sheet and there have been times where we could have done better in avoiding goals, but there have been moments which have influenced the outcome.

“We don’t seem to be getting that bit of luck to consolidate positions at the moment. It’s hard to find the reasons for that some times.

“It’s hard to find why those patterns happen and sometimes you get the rub of the green and sometimes you don’t, so you have to just keep working hard until it changes.”

Although the Clarets made the brighter start and put Ryan’s goal under threat, he was not forced into any serious saves of note.

That made the leveller all the more galling with substitutes Matej Vydra, a striker once on Albion’s wanted list, backheeled into the path of fellow substitute Hendrick to rifle home from outside the box.

Ryan said: “It’s frustrating considering how well we played and the fact they only had one shot on target, and that was the goal.

“But over the course of the season these things happen and we have to keep going.

“It was a just strike coming from his left side, he hit across it and it just kept swerving away and away.

“It was just frustrating because it was the only shot they had on target and I couldn’t keep it out.”