Striker Charlie Austin is confident he can build on his best start to a season.Red-hot striker Charlie Austin is confident he can sustain his goal rush after enjoying his most prolific ever start to a season.
Austin – the country’s leading goalscorer – has already joined the Clarets’ history makers by becoming only the fourth ever Burnley player to get into double figures by the end of September.
And after taking his tally to 11 in ten games with another goal against Millwall last Saturday, the former bricklayer has outstripped the starts he made in his two goal-laden campaigns at Swindon Town.
“I just back myself,” said Austin, who scored six times in his first ten games in both the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons when he netted 20 and 17 times respectively for the Robins ahead of a move to Turf Moor in January, 2011.
“My confidence is high at the moment and I go into games thinking I am going to score and go out there and deliver.
“But it’s not just about me. It is the team. The lads are giving me good service and I am just in the right place at the right time.
“This is the best start I’ve had. I’ve been on a good run and hopefully it will continue on Tuesday night and on Saturday and then keep going.”
Charlie Austin wants goals and three points tonight
Austin was frustrated his stunning header against Millwall didn’t prove to be the winner as the Lions hit back in injury time to secure a controversial 2-2 draw.
And the 23-year-old is determined to help make amends against struggling Sheffield Wednesday at Turf Moor this evening.
“We are disappointed that we didn’t get the three points against Millwall, but we have another opportunity tonight,” Austin added.
“A win on Saturday would have been big for us but we’re still not in a bad position.
“It’s still tight so a win tonight would be massive. With a couple of wins you can be right up there.
“We should have won on Saturday and we need a win to show the fans that we are good at home.
“If we can get the fans behind us and driving us forward it is a massive boost and if they can turn up in their numbers again on Tuesday night it will be massive help for us.”
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