MATEJ Vydra is thriving from the support he’s receiving on and off the pitch, according to Charlie Taylor.

Vydra was surrounded by jubilant team-mates when he scored his first goal of the season at Southampton, after coming off the bench for Chris Wood.

And with both Ashley Barnes and top scorer Wood still sidelined through injury for Saturday’s visit of Bournemouth, the Czech seized another opportunity and made it two goals in two games, in his first start for over a year.

The competition among the strikers has been ramped up, with homegrown Jay Rodriguez also having a starring role in recent weeks.

And Taylor feels it is no coincidence that Vydra is responding to a lot of goodwill.

“Woody and Barnesy are injured but Vyds has come in and been brilliant, absolutely brilliant,” said the left back.

“The goal he took last week was incredible and yet again this week.

“You can see how the fans love him and the lads love him and he’s a good lad who deserves it.”

Some might say Charlie Taylor is deserving of England recognition for the performances he has put in this season and level of consistency that he has attained.

The left back is mindful that England boss Gareth Southgate is a frequent visitor to Turf Moor to keep tabs on goalkeeper Nick Pope.

But he admits that while an international call-up would be welcome the prospect is not at the forefront of his thoughts.

"I’ve just said as long as you’re playing in the top league and performing in the best league in the world, you’ve always got half a chance," he said.

"All you can do is perform week in, week out for your club and then what happens will happen.

"Popey’s been in it for a few years now and credit to him.

"We’ve got a lot of good English players so hopefully he (Southgate) will come down and watch us.

"Obviously that’s up to him, But we’re on a great run, we’re in good form and everyone’s playing well.

"People are going to take notice of Burnley and the lads we’ve got here."