THE Burnley squad have had no discussions about altering their ambitions this season, according to winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Despite Saturday's defeat at Leicester City the Clarets are maintaining a strong pace at the start of the campaign, sitting seventh after 15 games.

They can cement their grip on that position when eighth placed Watford visit Turf Moor this weekend and the Clarets are already on 25 points, just 15 shy of the total they achieved last season and the mark that usually guarantees safety.

But Iceland international Gudmundsson insists talk of altering the ambitions this season can wait for now, with the focus firmly on this weekend's game and then the busy festive period.

Asked if the squad had spoken about what they could achieve this season, Gudmundsson said: "Not really, it’s just take each game as it is, I know it’s a cliche but you can’t do more than that, take the next game as it comes, try to perform at the highest level in that game and see from there.

"We know it’s a long season. We’ve started well, we want to carry on like this and hopefully we will because we’re a really good side."

Although Burnley suffered a fourth league defeat of the season at the King Power Stadium Gudmundsson believes there are still plenty of positives to take from the Clarets' recent league efforts.

Before Saturday's defeat they had secured a fourth away win of the season at Bournemouth and the former Charlton winger insists the performances are still of a high standard.

"There are positives, especially after a tough game against Bournemouth the other day, it’s been a tough week and we’re playing well," Gudmundsson said.

"We’re playing really well at this stage, we’re mixing our football really well, exactly how the gaffer wants us to play, and I think we were unlucky not to get anything from the game.

"That first goal, against the play, we were the better side first half and when they scored I felt we were dominating.

"Second half they got a few chances, we were trying to get the goal back, I got a chance and could have maybe done a little bit better, but that’s football.

"I think we deserved at least a point."