BURNLEY’S Ice man Johann Berg Gudmundsson is aiming to replicate the goalscoring streak that carried his country to a first ever World Cup when he returns to Clarets action against West Ham tomorrow.

Gudmundsson was the hero for Iceland during the international break, scoring in the 3-0 win in Turkey last week and again in the 2-0 success over Kosovo on Monday as Iceland booked their place in Russia next summer.

Those strikes were the 26-year-old’s sixth and seventh international goals of his career, and first in more than three years, as Iceland became the smallest nation to qualify for a World Cup.

Now Gudmundsson has his sights set on bringing that scoring touch to his club side, having managed just one goal in 32 Burnley appearances so far, compared to 17 in 86 for former club Charlton Athletic.

“I’ve done really well with Iceland, scored two goals (in the break) so I’m in good nick, my confidence is high. Hopefully I can take that to the Premier League,” he said.

“I want to contribute in any way I can, if it’s an assist or a goal I just want to help the team. It’s been tough at the beginning of the season, we’ve had tough away games, but hopefully I can help the team and do a bit better.”

Burnley welcome the Hammers this weekend looking to build on a flying start to the season which sees them sixth in the Premier League table.

In contrast to last term it’s the away form that has been the bedrock of that early success, with eight points from an unbeaten run at Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton.

“I think it just started with Chelsea, that gave us a massive confidence boost to go to the champions and beat a fantastic team,” Gudmundsson said of Burnley’s strong start.

“Last season it was tough, it was a long way into the season when we won our first away game, but Chelsea was massive to get the away win in the first league game. It showed we can do it with the big boys.”

The Clarets have taken four points from three home fixtures this season and Gudmundsson believes teams are shutting up shop when they come to Turf Moor.

“It’s a massive game, West Ham are a good side and we know that,” the Iceland winger said.

“At home we’ve had a few moments when we’ve played well but teams are showing us a bit more respect after our home form last season.

“We’re sitting nicely in sixth and we want to stay up there.

“We go into every game to win it, we know it’s early days, the end of the season is a long way ahead of us so we just take each game as it comes and try and get the three points on Saturday.”