Date: 24th July 2017 at 11:22am
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Despite all the speculation surrounding Andre Gray this summer he’s still very much a Burnley player and is looking ahead to the coming season, which will hopefully see him remain at Turf Moor.

Gray’s first season in the topflight saw him score nine goals as he completed his journey through the levels from non-league to the Premier League and the forward is as hungry as anyone to impress again.

He also told the Official Website it’s obvious when looking around the dressing room that all ‘are hungry for success,’ including the new arrivals Jon Walters and Jack Cork.

‘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,’ said Gray.

Adding: ‘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.’

Both Walters and Cork played a part in helping Gray to a hat trick at Alfreton Town on Saturday as Sean Dyche split the Burnley squad into two.

Having scored his first goals of pre-season, against a side Gray has previous against, scoring goals against Alfreton for Luton when helping the Hatters into the Football League in 2014, he spoke about it being a ‘familiar feeling’ and also the players’ form and fitness with Saturday allowing the Clarets to take another step in the right direction.

‘I have scored goals here before, so it had a familiar feeling. 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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