CHRIS Wood and Ashley Barnes partnership has been going from strength to strength season upon season.

The two notched up 22 goals between them in the Premier League last campaign, with Wood hitting 10 and Barnes finishing 12.

Wood believes his relationship with Barnes is due to the duo creating a bond during their time at Brighton and taking it forward with them to Burnley.

"It’s fantastic which is nice. It’s good to see that at least one of us is scoring when we’re playing up top together which is the best thing," Wood said.

"That’s what you want when you’re in a striker partnership. Hopefully, mine are around the corner and we can score a lot more together.

"It’s been like that for a number of years, especially here and then back at Brighton.

"We’ve always had a good relationship when we play up top. It works well and long may it continue.

The two played together at Brighton before Wood moved to Leeds and Barnes was signed by Sean Dyche, the New Zealand international thinks you can't force a partnership like that.

"It’s just how it goes. Some strikers just click with each other and it works well with us two," said Wood.

"You can’t put anything on it, it’s just one of those things. Sometimes it just clicks and sometimes it doesn’t, but we’ve seemed to click which is nice.

"It is very nice to be spoken about like that, but we have to do the business and score the goals and put in good performances. That’s what we need to continue to do for the whole season."

Burnley have started the season with a 3-0 win against Southampton and then a narrow 2-1 loss at Arsenal, but travel to Wolves before Liverpool come to Turf Moor.

Wood admitted the squad are happy with their start: "We’re very happy with that side of it, so hopefully, we can continue to build and have a good season.

"We don’t have a clue where we should be; we just go out every season to try and do the best we can and to try and do better than we have in the past. That’s what we’re going to do this season, we’ll keep going forward.

"Any game isn’t easy in the Premier League, lets be honest.

"You have to take your chances and when you come to places like the Emirates and have a good show then you can win games. It just shows that teams are vulnerable and we can jump on that."

Wood thinks his side are moving in the right direction after putting on a good display at the Emirates and causing the Gunners plenty of problems.

"We were pressing well and creating chances which is always good. We were strong at the back and it worked well in the first half," added the striker.

"In the second half they came out with a bit of gusto and tempo and we just had to bide our time for a bit and move forward when we could."