BURNLEY boss Stan Ternent was keeping his eyes firmly fixed on the prize after a disappointing performance at Millmoor.

His Burnley side did not play well yet still came away with a 1-1 draw at struggling Rotherham - penalties from Gareth Taylor and Mark Robins inside the opening 12 minutes bringing the stalemate.

While Ternent seemed calm enough after the game, he could easily be excused for inwardly seething as his team struggled to match the Millers for many periods of the game.

However, he took solace in the fact that the Clarets had taken five points from their last three games - all away from Turf Moor with a win at Watford and a draw at Barnsley preceding last night's stalemate.

"When you look at it, it is five points from three away games and that is a good return," said Ternent.

"When you consider we went into that run of three away games having been on a three match losing run, then it is all the better.

"It means that we are undefeated for our last three games in the League and we are still up there with a shout."

However, while the Clarets do hold a game in hand on the two teams directly above them in the play-off slots - West Brom and Millwall - they have now played the same number of games as the top two.

Wolves and leaders Manchester City occupy the automatic play-off positions and the Clarets now have gaps of five points on the Molineux club and eight on the Mancunians to make up.

Next up are Nottingham Forest and Ternent, who admitted his side were not at their best at Millmoor, will be seeking an improvement in Saturday's Turf Moor clash.

"We have got to keep looking ahead and Nottingham Forest are next," said Ternent.

"If we can win that home game then it will make everything we have achieved over the last three matches look even brighter.

"But we have to be happy with the point from last night because we didn't play particularly well.

"You have to give credit to Rotherham because they kept closing us down, but there were not many chances in the game and it was really just a battle."

And Ternent also emphasised that it was now going to be a case of all hands to the pump for the run-in with every player having a part to play.

"Sometimes you need to change things and Brad Maylett and Graham Branch came on last night and did well," explained Ternent.

"But we are getting to a point where we have got to share it out and all the players have their bit to do."

TONIGHT Burnley's reserves face Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park in the Avon Insurance League's Premier Division.

Burnley skipper Steve Davis is expected to play some part as he begins back on the comeback trail following a knee injury which has kept him sidelines since the beginning of November.