Chris Wood hopes his first Premier League goal of the campaign can kickstart his, and Burnley’s, season.

The striker helped the Clarets come back from behind for a second time at West Ham last weekend.

And although his goal proved to be nothing more than a consolation in the end, as the Hammers went on to win 4-2 with two goals in the final 10 minutes, he hopes he and his club can benefit from a personal confidence boost.

“It always helps (to score). It’s definitely good. It’s nice to be up and running in the Premier League,” said the New Zealand international, whose two previous goals came against Aberdeen and Olympiakos in the Europa League earlier this season.

“It’s just nice to tick that one off and then we build from there.”

But with 13 goals conceded in their last three games, the Clarets need a stronger platform to build on defensively.

“It’s not what we’ve been known for in the past years, and we need to find a way of getting back to it. And we will do,” Wood continued.

“We’ve got a good squad, and we’re working hard. It’s only a matter of time before we get back to that, but we need to make sure it starts this weekend.

“There are no easy games in this league, so we’re going to have to fight hard and hopefully pick up something to go into the international break with.

“The break can come at a good or bad time depending on how things pan out. We’re going to look to work hard in this game and hopefully get a positive result, and then we go on and move forward.”