CHRIS Wood wants to help Burnley become an established Premier League team, and believes that Turf Moor will see the best of him.

The New Zealand international was the Championship’s top scorer last season with 27 goals for Leeds United.

But at 25 Wood feels he is on the verge of hitting his peak.

“I’ve still got a lot of good years ahead of me,” said the Clarets’ record signing.

“I’ve got a lot of ambition to achieve in the future.

“I’ve got goals that I want to achieve and it starts here.

“I want to be able to take this club as high as possible and play as well as I can for the club and the team and the fans, and ultimately that will be great for everybody.”

Wood has 10 Premier League appearances to his name for West Brom and Leicester City, but has yet to make his first start in the top flight, and after yesterday completing a £15million club record move from Leeds United - with the potential to rise to around £17million - that is his first goal.

“I’ve never started a game in the Premier League and this is what I want,” he said. “My ambition has been to play in the Premier League for years.

“I’ve had tastes and sniffs at being in there but I’ve never had the chance to get a proper crack and coming here I feel like I’ve got the opportunity to do that.

“That was one of the biggest if not the biggest drives to be here.”

Wood will hope to make his debut in tomorrow night’s Carabao Cup second round clash at rivals Blackburn Rovers, ahead of Sunday’s league game away to Spurs at Wembley.

But the frontman knows his price tag counts for nothing when it comes to working his way into manager Sean Dyche’s plans.

“I’ve worked extremely hard to get back to where I think I belong and I’ve got a lot of hard work to continue that to push on even further,” he added.

“The squad has done fantastically over the last couple of years to get themselves into the position they are now and they have brought in some great additions this summer so it’s given an added boost around the place.

“I’m sure we can move forward and cement ourselves as a Premier League team.”