SEAN Dyche wants his side to take the positives from more last minute agony against Arsenal as they seek to bounce back with a trip to the south coast.

Burnley will have an immediate chance to put a third successive injury-time defeat to the Gunners behind them when they face Bournemouth tomorrow night.

While Dyche admits his players were ‘flat’ after Alexis Sanchez’s last minute penalty consigned them to just a third defeat of the campaign, he insists there were plenty of plusses from the Turf Moor performance which they can carry into the Cherries trip.

Burnley had gone into the clash with Arsenal in seventh, level on points with Arsene Wenger’s men, and Dyche believes the tight contest settled on a moment of controversy was another sign his side are taking strides forward this term.

“All I know is that we are continuing to improve I feel and there were good signs of that (against Arsenal),” he said. “That is the over-riding thing but obvious disappointment not to get something out of the game.

“The lads are flat because it is last minute but not flat because of the performance and I made it clear to them that that performance is a sign that we keep moving and that is over a season. But it’s another tough game (against Bournemouth), they are all tough games home or away.”

Burnley will travel to the Vitality Stadium looking to build on a fine away record which has already yielded wins at Chelsea, Everton and Southampton, with just the one defeat in six road trips.

Crucially Dyche believes his side have raised their ‘minimum’ level of performance this season, which is helping them to stay in games.

The Clarets suffered some heavy defeats away from Turf Moor last term but Dyche believes his side have improved their ability to compete.

“There were some individual good performances all round (against Arsenal), certainly you wouldn’t look at anyone as the weak link, and I think that is where we are improving,” the Clarets chief said.

“We all know on a maximum day, teams in the Premier League are very good no matter if you are top, middle or bottom side. It is about raising your minimum.

“What about the days when it is a quiet one, what about the days when you haven’t been quite as effective, can you raise it? Can you still be productive? I think we are showing signs of that.

“If it is not our good day, we can still play, we can still defend, still counter and cause trouble.”