NAHKI Wells insists he has 'no regrets' over his move to Burnley last summer and intends to stay and fight for his Turf Moor future.

The striker moved to the Clarets in a £5million deadline day switch from Huddersfield last August, but suffered a frustrating first campaign in East Lancashire.

The 28-year-old arrived having undergone surgery on a foot injury and didn't feature until December, going on to play just 46 minutes in nine substitute appearances in the Premier League.

But Wells insists the chance to move to Burnley was one he couldn't reject and he insists he wouldn't make a different decision if he could rewind the clock.

“I probably could have stayed and featured far more at Huddersfield. But I couldn’t turn down the opportunity of moving to a more established Premier League club," Wells told Bermuda's Royal Gazette newspaper.

“There was uncertainty at Huddersfield; I had a year left on my contract and there was also a lot of political stuff going on behind the scenes that people don’t know about.

“I’ve no regrets at all. It’s easy to have regrets and it was nice to see Huddersfield stay up. It would have been a bit easier in hindsight being at Huddersfield and I could have had a far better season.

“Looking back I wouldn’t change my decision; I’m just disappointed with how it panned out. I just look at this as being one of the bad years of my career, although there were still a lot of positives. I’ve been playing in front of 70 and 80,000 every other week. It’s a great experience.”

West Brom have been linked with a move for Wells recently, with the striker below Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes and Sam Vokes in the pecking order up front at Burnley.

But Bermudan-born striker has no plans to give up on his Premier League dream and is now ready to try and force his way into Sean Dyche's plans for next season.

“If you’d have asked me a few months ago whether I’d be in this mindset and so excited about the new season I’d have said no,” Wells said. “I’d have wanted change.

“But there’s something inside of me saying this is going to work out. I’m just excited to go back on July 2, hit the ground running and right the wrongs of last season.

“I’ve sat down with the management and they’re pleased with me. They reiterated for me not to overthink things and that circumstances led to the season panning out the way it did.

“I don’t have any doubts about my capabilities at this level. It’s just a case of proving I deserve some opportunities. The pre-season is a fresh start for me and I like to think the manager sees it that way as well.

“I’ll not let the distractions of interest from other clubs sway my head because I didn’t get to this level only to leave without giving it a good go.

“I’m not going to leave until I’ve given it everything or when I don’t feel capable of doing it. At this stage I don’t have those doubts.”

Wells admits he 'expected to be given more of a chance' to prove himself, with his appearances tending to come late in games when he had little opportunity to influence proceedings.

But with the Clarets facing the demands of the Europa League next season the former Bradford City man hopes to get a chance to show what he can do.

“The Europa League’s going to create a hectic schedule. We’re going to need a bigger squad and I think more players will get opportunities," he said.

“Hopefully I can move from fourth choice to third or second choice. When I play I score goals and that’s never going to change as long as I’m getting minutes.”