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Wood Aims To Keep Building On 'Big Win'

Clarets' top scorer not stopping here as double strike downs former club

10 February 2019

Chris Wood knows there’s still work to do as the Clarets bid to keep their momentum going and maintain Premier League football at Turf Moor.

Wood spearheaded another vital win at Brighton as Burnley made it seven games unbeaten for the first time as a Premier League club to climb out of the bottom three.

No-one outside the top four can match the Clarets’ current form but Wood isn’t ready to stop here with just a three-point gap above the relegation places.

"It’s a good performance. Coming here is always tough but we showed we can fight and grind it out,” said the Clarets’ leading scorer after his double helped secure a magnificent 3-1 win at the Amex Stadium.

“They put us under a lot of pressure at times, but it’s a big win at this stage of the season.

“It’s going to be a long end to the season and a tough one. We have to keep fighting and we need to keep pushing on.

“It’s back to the Burnley we should be and we need to keep that going.

“There’s a lot of hard and training effort that’s coming out on the pitch and that’s what we need to keep doing for the rest of the season.” 

Wood has now scored five times since the Clarets bounced back from their 5-1 Boxing Day beating by Everton turn their season around.

That run has taken the New Zealand international’s tally to nine goals for the season in all competitions.

And in 50 Premier League appearances for Burnley, he has contributed 16 goals.

That’s an impressive strike-rate and his partnership with Ashley Barnes again came up trumps as the ex-Brighton pair both scored against their former club to give the Clarets a third away win of the campaign.

“We get on very well. We were at Brighton together and there’s where the relationship started,” added Wood, whose first goal was superbly created by Barnes before Barnes completed the scoring from the penalty spot as Burnley moved level on points with the Seagulls.

“We have just carried that through. We seem to have a good bond together and play up top very nicely and it was nice we were both on the score sheet.”

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