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Treble-shooting Gray is hungry for more

Andre Gray targets prolific campaign after teeing off with a hat-trick

23 July 2017

Andre Gray is determined to improve on his first taste of the Premier League when the Clarets launch their second successive crack at the top flight.

Gray bagged an impressive nine goals last season as he completed his journey from non-league football to England’s elite level.

But the former Luton Town and Brentford striker wants to deliver even more to help Sean Dyche’s men build on last season’s 16th-place finish when Burnley kick-off their Premier League campaign at champions Chelsea next month.

Gray told Clarets Player HD: “I want to do better than I did last year, a lot better.

“Hopefully the experience I had last year and the things I learned will stand me in good stead and I can kick on and do better.

“Everyone in the dressing room is hungry.

“I think you can see, especially in Jonny and Corky and the way they are putting themselves about, they are hungry for success.

“No-one has come here for a pay-day or to rest on their laurels. We’re here to be successful and be better.”

Gray continued his build-up to the new campaign with his first pre-season goals in the Clarets’ 3-2 friendly win at Alfreton Town on Saturday.

And he did in style, claiming a hat-trick with classy finishes from assists from new boys Jon Walters and Jack Cork either side of a penalty he ‘won’ himself when tripped in the box.

"I have scored goals here before, so it had a familiar feeling," added Gray, who bagged a brace as Luton won 5-0 at Alfreton on their way to winning promotion back to the Football League in 2014.

“All the boys have come back fit and we are flying in training.

“I think everyone will say we are one step ahead and it’s showing.

“Saturday was about doing the right things and trying not to take liberties because of who we are and where we are and I think we did that.”

 


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