Jeff Hendrick delighted to score first Burnley goal vs. Watford

Burnley's Jeff Hendrick has set his sights on becoming a regular goal scorer after opening his international and Premier League accounts in the space of three weeks.

Hendrick found the net just twice last season, but was still influential enough in the Derby midfield to persuade Sean Dyche to spend a club record £10.5 million to bring him to Burnley.

The midfielder has now matched that tally in September alone, having scored his first Republic of Ireland goal against Serbia and headed home in the Clarets' 2-0 defeat of Watford on Monday.

"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 goal, a forceful first-half effort from Steven Defour's corner, came in front of Ireland 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. "The main thing was the team getting three points but the goal topped it off for me."