MICHAEL Keane is 'desperate' to face Burnley tomorrow after admitting the Goodison Park clash was one of the first he looked for on the fixture list.

The 24-year-old moved from Turf Moor to Everton for £30million in the summer, but his first chance of a reunion with his former club could be scuppered by a foot injury which has kept him out of the Toffees' last two games.

Keane hasn't been ruled out of the game by Ronald Koeman and he is hoping to be passed fit to face a club where he enjoyed 'great times', including winning two England caps, before his departure in July.

“It’s a game I am desperate to play in,” he said. “I have a lot of friends at Burnley and enjoyed a lot of great times there. It was one I was looking forward to at the start of the season, so I am eager to get back fit for it.

“It is a massive game for us as well. We need to get a win but Burnley are in good form. I am doing everything I can to be fit so we will see what the next few days hold.

“I’m getting better every day. We will see what I am like on Sunday – it will be a late decision over whether I play or not. It is getting better but I just have to wait and see.”

Despite the loss of Keane the Clarets have started the season brightly and they head to Merseyside having taken five points from away games at Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool.

And record signing Chris Wood has played his part, scoring three goals for Burnley since his £15million move to Leeds. Wood was a teammate of Keane's when the defender was on loan at Leicester and he revealed he had spoken to the former Manchester United man about life at Turf Moor before joining the club in August.

“Chris is doing well up front and scoring goals,” said Keane. “I was with him at Leicester City when I was on loan so I know what kind of a handful he is. He is great in the air and has a good shot on him so we will need to be wary of him.

“But they have a lot of other good players who probably don’t get the credit they deserve.

“Burnley are always solid, always difficult to break down. They have a lot of good players and had a few good results away from home. That took ages for us to achieve last season so they will take confidence from it this time around. They can play with a bit of freedom away from home and it is going to be a very tough and very physical game.

“The lads will have to be up for it but I’m sure they will be ready. We can’t take anything for granted. We have had a little bit of a slow start to the season ourselves but we need to pick it up. What better place to start than in front of our home fans on Sunday. Hopefully we can play some good football and get the fans behind us.”