Vincent Kompany says he is happy to complete the season without an out-and-out goalscorer after Burnley won 1-0 in his first game in charge at Huddersfield.

Despite dominating for long periods during, on-loan Chelsea winger Ian Maatsen grabbed the only goal of the evening at last season’s beaten play-off finalists in the opening match of the Championship campaign.

It was the 20-year-old’s fifth goal in 84 senior outings and, with last term’s top-scorer Maxwel Cornet, who netted nine times in the Premier League, not included in the squad and expected to move on, Kompany confessed his team are short on natural marksmen.

The ex-Anderlecht manager said: “If you count the goals in our team, there’s not one player who is an out-and-out goalscorer, but every player can get in the box, nick a goal and work hard for the team.

“Ashley Barnes made life horrible for their defenders and the most important thing is we created chances because I feel we will have to share the goals around this season.

“But I’m used to that. I’ve never had an out-and-out goalscorer during three years as a manager, but my team scored 107 goals last season and there was nobody with 30 goals.

“I’m not expecting that this season either, although I will be happy if somebody can go and get 20.”

The visitors played an expansive brand of football on their return to the second tier, but Kompany was also happy with the battling qualities shown by his players that he felt embodied the club’s character during six seasons in the Premier League.

He added: “A lot is being made of the style we will be playing this season but we are still Burnley and Burnley will always be about hard work and I saw that in this game. We need that, then the rest of it can be enjoyed.

“We never got any momentum against us. There were not many shots against us and we did well to get out and block their crosses because that’s where it all starts.

“That will be crucial in the Championship, because it’s not enough to do what we did in the first half – it will be about what we did in the second half as well.”