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​Hendrick eyes becoming a regular Burnley scorer

Burnley's Jeff Hendrick has set his sights on becoming a regular goalscorer after opening his international and Premier League accounts in the space of three weeks, reports Sporting Life.

"I said in the team room before the match to Stephen Ward that I'd love to get a goal and it felt great to do it," he told Press Association Sport.

"It's what I want to start doing now, scoring a few more goals from midfield, and it's going in the right direction.

"I'm making a conscious effort to get forward a bit more, saying to myself 'I need to score more' and thankfully I've got two now this month. Hopefully I can carry on getting more."

That his latest effort, a forceful first-half effort from Steven Defour's corner, came in front of Republic assistant manager Roy Keane was an added bonus.

"The game was on TV so I'm sure someone would have been watching anyway but it was good to get a goal in front of people like Roy," he said.

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