FOCUSED Burnley manager Steve Cotterill has targeted his biggest points haul with the Clarets.

The Turf Moor chief earned 60 points in his first season in charge, while last term's total of 54 was matched with Tuesday night's win over Norwich City.

Should Burnley win all of their remaining three games, they will be able to end a rollercoaster campaign on 63 points - three better than the benchmark Cotterill set in his inaugural season with the Clarets - while two wins and a draw would also be enough to signal an improvement.

With home games against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, then Coventry City, either side of next Friday's trip to title-chasing Sunderland, Burnley will have to be on their mettle to succeed in their aim.

But they have wins against Birmingham and Cardiff to show for a recent upturn in performances.

"We have the same points total as last season now and we are plus on our goal difference, so we have three more games to add to it," said Cotterill.

"What we want to do is top the first year we were here and see if we can get 60 points. That's what we want to try to do if we can because then we can banish everyone talking about the run.

"We have carried that for long enough, so it will be nice to put that one firmly behind us.

"We have four wins, one draw and a defeat in six games since we came back (after the break for international duty) and we are pleased.

"We have a break now because we don't play at the weekend, so that three points (against Norwich) was important.

"It puts us in touch with all the teams directly above us - certainly Norwich, Ipswich and Coventry - so if we can keep that going we can finish the season well."

Burnley will be boosted going into their last three games knowing they have a fully fit Andy Gray back in their ranks.

And his first goal since his February return from a two-month injury lay-off could prove timely as he seeks to end the season with a flourish.

"You can't speak highly enough of Andy Gray," Cotterill said.

"He played well again on Tuesday and then the team play well. He was a bit off colour on Saturday against Leeds. That's been his worst game since Luton (at home).

"You can judge Andy Gray from Luton because all that time before it, he wasn't fit, his foot wasn't right, he was ill and I can make a million and one excuses but they are faacts.

"Andy Gray is one of the top strikers in this league, make no bones about that.

"Anybody can play with him. He's so easy to play with. He's intelligent and he does all the horrible work. He does all the holding up, he does all the heading, he does all the fighting with the centre halves that the other part of the team don't have to do.

"He's needed to play well to get himself into those opportunities and it's funny because, on Tuesday, he was not involved in the goal and it just rolled out to him, so I am really, really pleased for him.

"He's an absolute top, top professional."