Andre Gray believes he is now adapting to life in the Premier League and is ready to help in Burnley’s fight against the drop.
The striker recently served a four-game ban for unsavoury tweets he sent in 2012 but returned for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United, making it through the opening hour at Old Trafford.
Gray’s only goal so far this season came in the Clarets’ 2-0 win over Liverpool back in August but despite his lack of success in the box, he otherwise looked to be acclimatising well in his first season in the top flight before his suspension.
Having come through the ranks of non-league, the 25-year-old has had to earn his way to the top and has no intention of letting his big chance slip.
The former Brentford man admits he has had to work hard in his bid to adapt to the top flight but feels that slowly but surely he is turning into a top quality Premier League striker.
He told the Burnley Express: “I feel like I’m starting to understand the game a lot more as the games go by. It was never going to be easy but hopefully I can kick on now and score a few more goals.
“There’s quality, a lack of mistakes and you don’t come across many slow players. You’ve got to be cleverer and every time I’ve gone up I’ve had to learn and develop my game.
I’m slowly doing that.” Saturday sees Burnley host Crystal Palace, a game the Clarets are 3.10 to win, with the draw 3.20 and the Eagles 2.40.