MATEJ Vydra believes the hard work is only just beginning after returning to the Premier League with Burnley.

The 26-year-old is back in the top flight after three years in the Championship, but having scored the goals to convince the Clarets to splash out £11million on him this summer, he knows he now has to live up to expectations.

Vydra had a loan spell in the Premier League with West Brom in 2013/14, scoring three goals in 23 appearances, but he made just one top flight appearance at Watford and had to drop down a level to earn his move back up.

Hitting 21 goals for Derby last season to finish as Championship top scorer did the job and he has started well at Turf Moor, scoring off the bench on his debut against Olympiakos.

But Vydra is ready to continue bagging the goals to make sure he remains in the Premier League.

“I was fighting for the Premier League the last four years. It’s hard to be in the Premier League. I’m there now but it’s even harder to stay there," he said.

"Now it’s up to me but also up to gaffer for him to give me the chance.

Vydra could only dream of the Premier League when he began his career with Vysocina Jihlava in the Czech second division.

But having had one taste of the top flight he believes he's ready to shine this time around, coming back as a more experienced player after his spells in the Championship.

“For Czech boy from small city everyone is dreaming of the Premier League because it’s the best league in the world, with the best players," he said.

“Now I’m with them so I can’t wait.

“It’s big difference between the Championship and the Premier League. I hope I’m ready for that. I’m a more experienced player now."

Vydra watched the Premier League from afar as a youngster as he dreamed of making it in the top flight, picking out Didier Drogba as a striker he enjoyed watching.

"I think everybody watched the Premier League when I was growing up. Everyone had dreams of playing in the Premier League. It was the same for me," he said.

"I watched Didier Drogba when he played for Chelsea. He's not the same striker as I am but I loved the way he scored goals, how strong he was when he challenged with defenders."

Vydra will hope to match the feats of Chris Wood last season, who also made the move to Turf Moor having finished as the top scorer in the Championship the season before.

The New Zealand international hit 10 goals in 20 Premier League starts in an injury-disrupted first season at the club.

Vydra is yet to receive his first start for Burnley as he works his way up to match fitness having missed much of pre-season before his move, but he believes he could link up well with the Clarets' array of big men up front.

"If I score 10 goals in the Premier League it would be nice for me. Fingers crossed I can do it." he said.

"I think we have good strikers, especially for me, because we have Vokesy (Sam Vokes), Barnesy (Ashley Barnes) and Woody, they are strong and tall, they can win the headers for me and I will run around them. It's a similar link to what I had with Troy Deeney a few years ago."