ANDRE Gray insists he’s concentrating on his football at Burnley despite being linked with a move away from Turf Moor.

The 26-year-old is out of contract next summer and is yet to sign an extension to that deal, leading to fears he could walk away for free in a year’s time.

West Ham, who failed with a £15million bid for Gray back in January, are one of several Premier League clubs to be linked with a move for the former non-league hotshot this summer.

But Gray remains a Claret at the moment and after firing in a hat-trick at Alfreton Town on Saturday he said he was ignoring the speculation over his future to focus on his football at Turf Moor.

“It’s part and parcel (of the game), you concentrate on where you are,” he said. “Nothing has happened, there’s nothing to think about, I’m concentrating on Burnley and that’s what I’ll always do.”

Gray’s rise from the non-league ranks has been meteoric and after a successful 2013/14 campaign in the Conference with Luton Town he moved to Brentford, before swapping Griffin Park for Turf Moor ahead of the 2015/16 season.

So Gray is used to dealing with talk surrounding his future and is instead focusing on building on last season’s return of nine Premier League goals in his first year in the top flight.

“The last five years, every window there’s something new coming out, it’s nothing new to deal with,” the striker said.

“I want to become a better player and concentrate on my football here.”

Gray started Saturday’s friendly at the Impact Arena alongside new signing Jon Walters.

His £2million move from Stoke City has increased competition for places in the front two, but it’s a battle Gray is relishing and he thinks Republic of Ireland international Walters could be a shrewd addition for the Clarets.

“There’s massive competition and it’s a massive help playing with him, his experience is priceless,” Gray said of Walters.

“He’s always talking and you know what you’re going to get from him, so it’s helpful for the whole team.”

Gray’s hat-trick was the second time in as many pre-seasons that he has netted a treble, having achieved the same feat at Rangers 12 months ago.

And it was another happy trip to Alfreton for Gray, who scored twice for Luton in a 5-0 win at the Impact Arena in December 2013.

He also came through a full 90 minutes in Derbyshire and insisted that the pre-season games were more about fitness than finding the back of the net.

“It’s just good to get off the mark, but the main thing in pre-season is fitness, not scoring goals,” Gray said.

“But it’s always nice to score, I scored with Luton the last time I was here as well, it’s the first time I’ve been back, so it’s a strange feeling.

“Goals give strikers confidence so it always helps, but I know better than anyone that pre-season is just about fitness, it’s a completely different stage when you reach the season.”