Football: All Whites striker Chris Wood eyes Burnley Premier League scoring record

All Whites striker Chris Wood has his sights locked on a piece of Premier League history, after drawing level as the all-time leading scorer for Burnley.

Wood, 29, scored his 41st Premier League goal for Burnley in their 3-2 loss to Southampton on Sunday (NZ time), equalling teammate Ashley Barnes on the club's leading scorer list.

But while Barnes' tally has come from 192 Premier League appearances, Wood has needed only 119 games to match him.

And with Barnes currently sidelined with a thigh injury, Wood could well pass his teammate next Sunday, when Burnley host Newcastle United at Turf Moor.

Speaking after his side's loss, Wood says he's looking forward to battling it out with Barnes to eventually claim the tag as Burnley's most prolific frontman in the coming years.

"Personally, it's a nice achievement but just a bit sour because of how it finished," Wood says. "Hopefully, I've got a lot more goals in me, but I'm sure Barnesy has too.

"He's chomping at the bit to get back fit, so I'm sure he will be back challenging me again very soon.

"It's a positive run and hopefully there are a lot more to come before the end of the season."

Wood has scored three goals in his last three Premier League outings for Burnley, taking his tally for the 2020/21 campaign to seven strikes.