CLARETS captain Ben Mee is adamant there will be no let-up from Burnley over the final eight games of the Premier League campaign as he aims to give the fans a ‘special season’.

Burnley have moved on to 43 points following their win at West Ham before the international break, breaking through the target of improving on last season’s tally of 40, and qualification for Europe remains a distinct possibility.

The Clarets are seventh in the table ahead of the final stretch of the season, which begins with a trip to West Brom a week on Saturday, and that would be enough for European football as long as Southampton don’t win the FA Cup.

But while Mee is putting talk of continental qualification on the backburner, he is determined to make sure the season continues in memorable fashion for the Clarets faithful.

“We’re looking forward to the last eight games of the season, it’s going to be exciting,” he said.

“We want to play well for the fans and make sure it will be a special season. We just want to win as many games as we can. It (Europe) would be nice but we just want to make sure that it’s a special season for the fans.”

A seventh place finish remains a realistic target for the Clarets, with back-to-back wins against Everton and West Ham reasserting their supremacy in that position.

Burnley have ended the weekend outside of the top seven in only five of the Premier League’s 30 game weeks so far and they now have a three point advantage over Leicester City and the Toffees.

“We’ve been there for a lot of the season so to see it through and finish seventh would be fantastic for a club like this,” said Mee.

“To finish behind the big six would be a huge testament to the group and to what we’ve been doing here.”

Burnley’s recent revival, which ended a run of 12 games without a win in all competitions has in part been thanks to the goalscoring exploits of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

The strike pair have five goals between them in the last two games, a figure all the more remarkable considering Wood has come off the bench in both games.

“He (Woody) is a great option to have from the bench but I’m sure he’ll be saying that he wants to be on the pitch,” Mee said.

“He’s done really well coming off the bench, following on from (Everton) as well, and that’s good to see.”

Mee watched on last week as teammates Nick Pope and James Tarkowski were handed England call-ups.

It was another bittersweet moment for the 28-year-old, who continues to impress for the Clarets but be overlooked when it comes to the Three Lions.

He has now seen his central defensive partner at Turf Moor called into the England squad in successive seasons, with Tarkowski following Michael Keane’s graduation last season.

Speaking before the latest squad was announced Mee said an international call-up remained an aim, but insisted he would be focusing on club duties regardless.

“Obviously it’s an ambition but what will be will be,” the former Manchester City youngster said.

“The manager picks the squad and you have to support that and take it as it comes. I’m enjoying my football here at the moment and either way I’ll still be enjoying it.

“It’s great for the club to have these links with England. Myself, Tarky, Jack Cork, Popey, Tom Heaton are all around it, involved, and our names are getting banded about so it’s all positive for the group and for the club.”