Match winner Jeff Hendrick admits he’s happy to play anywhere boss Sean Dyche asks him to, as long as he’s helping the Clarets get points on the Premier League board.

The Irishman, restored to his favoured central midfield position in the absence of the injured Jack Cork, sealed the three points against Everton on Saturday with a crisp volley midway through the second half.

It was the 27-year-old’s second goal in four matches after he helped rescue a point for the Clarets at Brighton last month.

And goals are something he – and his dad – are keen for him to add to his game.

He said: “I’ve scored one or two but not too many. My dad was only saying to me yesterday, saying he’d like to see me score more goals but when I do they seem to be nice so I’m happy.

“I do want to score more goals, I’m critical of myself over that, so I’m trying to improve that this year and see where we go.

“I’ve not played in the centre too often in the last couple of years but I’ve still played a lot of games and if I’m not in the middle I’m on the right or off the striker. I try to do my best, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

“It was hard work back in the middle but I did enjoy it.

“The main thing is putting points on the board for the team. I’ll work hard for the team but I do want to score more goals and I am trying to do that. Hopefully I can get a few more before the end of the season.”

The goal was the result of a well-worked corner routine, Ashley Westwood sending a deep ball towards the back post with Hendrick there to side foot home a volley after being left all alone by the Everton defence.

Hendrick almost scored from a near-identical routine in the first half but found Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford ready to block with his legs.

“The first half as a bit of a tighter angle but then second half, they didn’t cop onto it. We tried it in the first half but they let me free again. I had a bit more of an angle, I struck it well and it went in,” Hendrick said.

“We work on a lot of different things with corners, especially depending on the team. Two weeks ago, the front post was looking a bit bare so we looked at that.

“Today, we had an option of front post or back post and the big lads are in there for a reason and we have a bit of security at the back for if it does miss them out and thankfully I got onto it.”

The Clarets task was made slightly easier by the fact Everton were reduced to 10 men after Seamus Coleman was dismissed for two bookings either side of half time.

Hendrick said: “I thought we started the game well. At times you have to dig deep when they have the attacking players they do. The second half we started well again and the sending off helped us a little bit. That’s when we had to stay calm and keep the ball moving and be patience with any chances we created.”

The result moved Burnley into the European places at the top of the Premier League table, albeit briefly, but Hendrick says the focus is on winning matches first and foremost.

Speaking to the press straight after the game when the Clarets were sat in fourth, he said: “It is early, every game is hard but we came back after the last international break and looked at the four games that we had and it was a good run of four games for us but we knew we had to take each game as it came.

“They’re all difficult because there’s no easy games in this league but once you start putting points on the board you build momentum and you just go from there.

“It’s brilliant. There’s still teams to play this weekend but it is great when you look at the table and you’re up there, it puts a smile on your face. It’s a good boost for the confidence. Now we have the international break but we’ll be ready when we come back for the next run of games.”