Keith insists Clarets can stay the pace

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Winger Keith Treacy sees no reason why Burnley can’t kick on in their promotion bid, with 15 games remaining.

Treacy came off the bench to earn the Clarets a point at Bournemouth tomorrow, and they now lie second in the table, four points clear of QPR, who have a game in hand.

Burnley have surprised many outside the club and the town by staying the pace so far, and asked if they can sustain their challenge, the Republic of Ireland international said: “I’d like to think so.

“People have been saying for a while now ‘can we keep this going’.

“I think we’ve proved a lot of people wrong, but the final day of the season will tell.

“We’re just looking at it game by game and not looking too far into the future, and I think that’s pretty key in what we’re trying to do.”

Next up at Turf Moor on Saturday are Nottingham Forest, who lie six points behind the Clarets with a game in hand - Wednesday night’s visit of leaders Leicester City.

Treacy looked ahead to Saturday: “It’s going to be a big game. It will be a good one to watch.

“I’ve got my family coming over as well so it’s a little bit bigger for me personally as well.

“I’ll be looking forward to it.

“It would be nice to take points off them to give us a bit of breathing space as well, and keep the pressure on QPR.”

The former Preston wide man hopes his equaliser at Dean Court will prove an important strike in the long run: “It could prove to he a good point with the couple of games coming up.

“There’s no point getting too downbeat about it - it was a difficult pitch and a difficult team to play against so I think it’s a decent point.

“We’ve taken seven points from the last three games so I think, overall, it’s been a good week.

“The lads are disappointed to come away with a point so that shows how far we’ve come as a group.

“We’ll just keep fighting and hopefully QPR slip up.

“It’s going to be interesting, I think it’s going to go pretty close to the wire.

“We just have to keep playing football and see where it takes us.

“It’s going to be a tough run-in but it’s going to be exciting.

“I’m glad I’m injury-free and I can be a part of it.”