Ashley Barnes insists he’s not resting on his laurels after a fine season in front of goal for Burnley. 

The striker made it 12 in the Premier League in 2018/19 with the Clarets’ strike in the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on the final day of the season at Turf Moor. 

That saw him top the charts for Sean Dyche’s side in the league, his 12 two more than regular strike partner Chris Wood and the most by a Burnley player in a Premier League season.

The New Zealander scored two in the Europa League and one in the FA Cup however meaning it was 13 apiece in all competitions for the front two. 

“It is a great achievement for me and I keep getting better each season I am playing in the Premier League,” said Barnes, who has become a firm favourite at Turf Moor since arriving from Brighton back in January 2014. 

“I am learning a lot but I am still way off it and I still need to learn and work hard but that is something I am willing to do. 

“There is plenty more to come, we will keep going and keep fighting and see where I can go.

“It is a fantastic club. I am really happy here. I still have two years left on my contract.”

Barnes’ 12th of the campaign saw him head home Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s cross midway through the second half shortly after the Icelander had come onto the field.

At the time it made the score 2-1 but Dyche’s side didn’t really come close to finding a late leveller that would have seen them end the campaign with a point. 

The goal meant the Clarets frontman ended the season with the same number of league goals as Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min, Liverpool’s Firmino and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku. 

Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, who was left on the bench during the Gunners’ win at Turf Moor, was among those who finished one ahead of Barnes on 13, as did United midfielder Paul Pogba.