Full-back Charlie Taylor hailed Burnley’s thumping 3-0 win over West Ham United as he celebrated his first league start of the season with three points.

Taylor has had to be patient for his chance this term because of the form of summer signing Erik Pieters.

But after replacing the Dutchman at half-time with the Clarets 3-0 down at Sheffield United last weekend, he was handed a place from the start against the hapless Hammers.

And now he’s found his way into boss Sean Dyche’s plans, he’s determined to stay there.

He said: “Every professional wants to play but only 11 can. I got my chance to play today and hopefully I can keep my place in the team and keep getting results like that one.”

A lot was made of the fact that the same fixture last year proved to be the turning point in the Clarets’ season after they had picked up only 12 points in their games up until Christmas.

A 2-0 win last December was the catalyst for a fantastic second half of the campaign which saw Dyche’s men lift themselves clear of relegation with games to spare.

Taylor is hoping Burnley will use this win as a springboard for another run of positive results after the international break.

He said: “It was the perfect game for us really. We were bang on it from the first whistle, scored three goals and kept a clean sheet so there’s not much more you could ask for, I guess.

“Obviously, we’ve had a few sticky results that haven’t been great but hopefully after today we can put a run of results together.”

The Clarets take on Watford at Vicarage Road after the international break.