Andre Gray has vowed to live up to his price tag for Burnley after the international break, having failed to score on his debut against Bristol City last weekend, reports the Burnley Express.
The 24-year-old signed for Sean Dyche’s side for a club record fee of £6 million during the transfer window, leaving Sky Bet Championship rivals Brentford after one season at Griffin Park which saw him net 18 times to help Mark Warburton’s side reach the play-offs.
Gray believes that the break from fixtures will do him good, saying to the Burnley Express: ‘It’s a good opportunity to get some fitness in, get training and get used to the boys and how they all play. I’ll go forward from there.
‘I need to get fitter because it’s a completely different level of fitness that’s needed than what I’ve been used to. I’ll only get better with my fitness and adapting to the way we play.
‘I have shown the energy and pace that I will bring to the club and hopefully you will see a lot more of that in the coming games and throughout the season.’
The Clarets will be hoping that Gray replicates last season’s excellent form at Brentford, which will be crucial as they look to bounce back into the Premier League at the first attempt, after they were relegated last season.
The 24-year-old, who started his professional career at Shrewsbury Town in 2009, was one of the deadliest strikers in the Championship last season, building on an impressive strike rate of nearly one goal every two games during his short time in professional football, having netted 75 times in 166 games.
Burnley, currently ninth in the Championship, host Sheffield Wednesday at Turf Moor on Saturday.
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