CHRIS Wood wants to see Burnley capitalise on the position they have put themselves in this season as the Clarets seek to cement their status as 'best of the rest'.

While challenging Arsenal for sixth place hasn't been ruled out Burnley are in pole position to finish the campaign in seventh.

That would see them the best outside of the big six, generally considered a closed shop at the moment thanks to their financial power, and would mark a significant achievement for a Clarets side who haven't finished in the top half of the top flight in 43 years.

Victory over Everton last week got Burnley's season back on track after a run of 11 league games without a win and with nine games to go there is excitement around Turf Moor to see what can be achieved this term.

"It’s a credit to everyone involved at the club, especially the staff and the players, we’ve all worked hard to put us in a great position and that’s what we’ve done," Wood said of Burnley's league position at this stage.

"It’s a great position and hopefully we can capitalise on it.

"That’s the aim, to finish as high as possible. The higher up you finish the better you look, so hopefully we can do that."

While the Gunners are five points ahead in sixth they are on a run of four successive defeats in all competitions. But Burnley have a three point cushion of Leicester City when it comes to the 'best of the rest' competition and New Zealand striker Wood admits landing that prize gives the Clarets plenty to play for between now and May 13.

"It would be great, it’s a great thing to think about at the end of the season," the 26-year-old said.

"But for now there’s nine games to go and a lot can happen in nine games, it’s not done and dusted anywhere in this league."

Now the Clarets are back to winning ways Wood is targeting a strong finish to the season.

The victory over Everton was the first since the December 12 success over Stoke City that briefly moved Burnley into the top four, but the record signing said the spell without a win wasn't a major concern inside the club.

"It hasn’t played on the minds of anyone in the changing room, we know what we’re about, we did it at the start of the season and we knew it would come back to us," Wood said.

"We’ve been playing well over the last few weeks and it’s just unfortunate that things have been going the other way for us, now hopefully we’ll get the rub of the green and have a nice end to the season."