CHRIS Wood may have made a dream start to his Burnley career but he is keen to make an impact on the management and fans through his workrate as much as his goals.

Burnley's record signing has already begun to repay some of that £15million fee, scoring in his first two Premier League appearances against Tottenham and Crystal Palace.

Wood's deadly eye for goal has already been on display in a Clarets shirt but he believes his form is a continuation from last season when his 27 goals saw him finish Championship top scorer.

But as well as the goals he knows hard work is just as important to impress Sean Dyche.

“It is not about making an early impression with a goal, it is about making an impression with your work-rate and everything else," the New Zealand international said.

"You know what Burnley is about – the team, the squad, what the manager asks of you, it is a hard-working side and they expect that of their players and I am sure as long as you give that for the team, the fans will see that and appreciate it.

“It's a nice start but that is all it is a start. There is a long way to go in the season and a long way to go in my Burnley career so I am looking forward to it.

“I feel like I am in the form that I knew I had in me all along it has just taken a full season under my belt to get that. I feel like I can keep progressing and do even better."

Wood is back in the Premier League with Burnley having had brief spells at the highest level with West Brom and Leicester, and he revealed that he was keen to make the move to the Clarets as soon as the opportunity presented itself, speaking with Charlie Taylor and Michael Keane for the inside track on life at Turf Moor.

“It has always been my goal to play in the Premier League and when Burnley came in, I found out after the first bid was rejected how keen they were and things moved very quickly after that," the 25-year-old said.

"I was keen to get here and start my Premier League career off again and hopefully kick on in the right direction.

“I spoke to Charlie and I spoke to Michael Keane who was here last year and who I knew from Leicester and they both said really good things about the club and they couldn’t fault it anyway.

"That is what you want to hear when you are looking to move to a new club, to have those good positive vibes coming through. It feels like it is going to be right for all parties."

Wood has plenty of striking inspiration in terms of the footsteps he is following in at Burnley, with Jay Rodriguez, Charlie Austin, Danny Ings and Andre Gray all regular scorers for the Clarets in recent years before moving on elsewhere.

He also faced plenty of competition from the current crop for a place in the team.

"We have got five great ones here as well," he said of the strikers. ""They have been very fortunate with strikers over the years and hopefully it will continue.

"There has been some great pedigree that has gone on to do well in the league and across the country, hopefully I will be able to do the same as them or maybe even eclipse them.

"It is going to come down to my performances during the season whether I stay in the team or fight to get into them, it is not going to be an easy road, I am not guaranteed anything, it is going to come down to hard work and making sure I am playing well for the team."