The Black Cats have gone 14 games without a victory, following their goalless draw with Fulham on Sunday.
“We know we need a win badly so we probably got a bit nervy and a bit too direct in trying to get ourselves a goal,” said Turner.
“We have played some good stuff this season, particularly in the early part of the season, so we know we have got that in us.
“We have another three home games on the trot now, so hopefully we can do better against Bolton next week.”
“As a defender, I have to be satisfied with a clean sheet, but we are all disappointed we didn’t create more in the game. As a spectacle, I know it wasn’t great,” said Turner of their game against Fulham.
“That’s four draws in the last five games now and we should have won at least a couple of the games we drew.
“At least we are looking harder to beat now, but we definitely need to find the balance between being solid at the back and getting more efforts at goal.”