Charlie Austin wants to keep the goals flowing in 2013
Super striker Charlie Austin is looking forward to a productive 2013 as he prepares to sign off a momentous year on another high.
Austin goes into the final game of 2012 against Leicester City at Turf Moor on Saturday with 31 goals to his name over the past 12 months – including 23 in the current campaign.
His latest strike – which helped the Clarets to a 2-0 Boxing Day win over Derby County – made him the first Burnley player since Andy Payton in 2000 to score 20 League goals in a season.
And that landmark added to his earlier club records which included equaling Ray Pointer’s run of scoring in eight successive games and becoming the fastest Burnley player ever to 20 goals.
“It’s some achievement. I’m pleased. My performances so far have been good and I am happy with that,” Austin told Clarets Player.
“But as I have said before, it’s all about the team and they have done really well for me and I have just played my part in putting the ball in the net.
“This year has been good for me. It’s really opened me up as a person and I would just like to push on through to 2013 with Burnley Football Club.
“I will keep working hard every day in training and off the pitch as well and look forward to going into games full of confidence. Hopefully I can do that in 2013.”
Austin’s goals have played a major part in taking Burnley to the fringes of the play-off race as the season reaches the half-way stage.
And the 23-year-old is looking to push on against Leicester after Sean Dyche's hard-to-beat side secured a first win in six games against the Rams.
“We have been a bit draw specialists over the last six games or so. But we’ve only lost one in seven now and we needed that win to boost us for Saturday’s game," Austin added.
“It would be nice to get another win. It will be tough because they are a decent side.
“But coming to Turf Moor the fans will be behind us and after the win against Derby there is a bit of confidence all around the club and it would be nice for us to put in a performance like we did on Wednesday.
“It’s nice being undefeated but it’s all about getting the wins and getting that run together and hopefully we can now get a run of wins.”
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