HE may have ended last season as top scorer but Chris Wood is determined to improve on his first year at Turf Moor.

The Clarets' record signing hit 11 goals in all competitions, 10 in the Premier League, but also missed just over two months of the season with a knee injury.

His contribution proved vital to the club's success, even if the £15million man admits the campaign was a difficult one for himself.

"It was a frustrating one, it was nice to finish with some goals but ultimately being out injured for a large chunk of the season wasn’t great," said Wood.

"I think as a team we did fantastic."

Wood's record of 10 goals in 20 starts, and four substitute appearances in the league, meant his strike-rate of one in two was impressive for a player who had featured in just eight top flight games previously.

If he can replicate that over a full season in 2018/19 then it could be a successful one for player and club and Wood is determined to show he still has improvement in him.

"I’m pleased with that record and hopefully I can continue that for years to come. I keep striving to do better and become a better player," the 26-year-old said.

"If I can get to 15 or 20 I think everybody will be extremely happy, me included, the gaffer included and the fans included.

"You’ve got to take it season by season and see where you can go."

Wood struck up a particularly profitable partnership with Ashley Barnes towards the end of last season, with the two men picking up where they left off when they played together at Brighton in League One seven years ago.

But while Barnes openly admits he sets himself targets every season as to the number of goals he wants to hit, New Zealand international Wood is happy to see where the year takes him.

"I keep an open mind because targets can change very quickly, I don’t get bogged down with anything else because you never know what can happen," he said.

"I put in what I can for the team to make the team have a good performance."

The Barnes and Wood partnership may have been a fruitful one last term for Burnley, but the competition for places will be fierce this season, with Jon Walters and Nahki Wells back fit, Sam Vokes keen to win his spot back and former Claret Jay Rodriguez still a summer target for Sean Dyche.

But Wood is happy to see that fight for places within the squad and he believes the options give the side increased flexibility as well when everyone is fit.

"We can change it, we can bring on different people and all of them are going to do a great job," the former Leeds striker said.

"We’ve got a strong squad, not just the attacking players, but throughout the squad is fantastic, which is nice to see."