BURNLEY defender Ben Gibson is determined to build on his first Premier League start for the club and help the Clarets pull clear of danger.

The centre back made his first top flight start for the club in Boxing Day's 5-1 home defeat to Everton.

He was on the scoresheet for Sean Dyche's side but the result was not one the 25-year-old wanted with the defeat leaving Burnley three points from safety.

And the former Middlesbrough man wants to put it right when West Ham visit Turf Moor on Sunday, when he will hope to retain his place in the line-up.

"That’s the aim," he said. "But it’s not about me or individuals, it’s about getting the club up the table and that starts with getting a result this weekend.

“It’s been a tough start being injured for quite a while. It’s not the start that anybody wants and I’ve been itching to get out there.

“I just want to help make an impact at the club and with the team so I’m really disappointed with (Boxing Day's) outcome.

“We have to put it right and put it right quickly."

Burnley welcome a West Ham side who have pulled clear of the bottom three with a good run of results in recent weeks.

Manuel Pellegrini's side beat the Clarets 4-2 at the London Stadium just last month and Gibson is wary of the threat the Hammers will pose.

But he is confident Burnley can cause them problems and record what would be a vital victory ahead of a crunch clash at Huddersfield on Wednesday night.

"They’ve been on a good run of form lately," Gibson said of West Ham who recorded their fifth win in six Premier League games when they came from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 on Thursday night.

"They’re a good side with a good level of flair players.

“They’ll try to play the right way. Obviously the manager has won the title with Manchester City.

“They’ll be a good side but we’ve got to focus on us and what we’re good at and what we can do to them.

“If we do that I think we’ll be okay."