OUR season is far from over.

That was the defiant message from former Clarets skipper Gordon Armstrong as he prepared to take on relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor this afternoon.

Burnley look to have left themselves too much to do to snatch a play-off place and there's no way they will get sucked into relegation danger thanks to their 52-point total.

Even a third straight home win today won't lift them above the 10th-place they have occupied virtually uninterrupted since the start of February.

But Armstrong insists there's no suggestion within the Clarets camp of writing off the campaign with fixtures to come against five serious promotion and play-off candidates and outsiders Sheffield United.

He said: "They are all going to be big games with good atmospheres. There's the Blackburn game next week then Preston on the Friday night so we are all looking forward to it and still looking to get as many points as we can.

"No matter what, you just want to keep winning games. For whatever reason if we don't quite make the play-offs now you want to keep going and hopefully it carries on for next year and we can do like we did a couple of years ago and again last year.

"It gives you that positive note to take into next season where you've been winning games and you're not a downer. So we don't want to finish like that and we've got too many good pros for that to happen I think."

Burnley have enjoyed an impressive first season back in Division One and don't want their hard work to go to waste over the last 10 games. Stan Ternent's side have a tough run-in but Armstrong, who was set to replace Ian Cox in the Clarets' defence today after playing in midfield at Sheffield Wednesday a week ago, believes they can stay the pace.

"We don't want to slip away and I don't think we will. Like I say, I think we've got a lot of good players and we can hopefully finish with a flourish. That would be nice," he added.

The Clarets have conceded fewer goals than top-six sides Preston and West Brom but one obvious area for improvement is at the other end.

Only Grimsby Town had scored less than the 35 goals Burnley and today's opponents QPR had managed before kick-off.

And Armstrong believes that if the Clarets can rectify that problem they can go on to great things next season.

He said: "We've maybe missed out a little bit and probably haven't scored enough goals. But saying that the biggest thing looking at any team is that they don't concede goals, and we've done very well on that score.

"Hopefully next year we can add to that and score a few more goals and if you do that you've got the chance of being a very successful team."