Burnley striker Charlie Austin feels he is hitting the best form of his career after firing seven goals in as many games this season.
The 23-year-old was awarded a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-2 win over Peterborough United at Turf Moor to maintain his rich vein of form in front of goal.
Posh defender Michael Bostwick got the final touch to Austin's first strike, but in the absence of a dubious goals panel, both teams were happy to credit the Clarets hit-man with the goal and he took away the match ball after the game.
Former Swindon ace Austin believes his hard work in pre-season is paying off now.
"I worked hard over the summer and through pre-season. I still am and I feel fitter too," Austin told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"If I get the chances I back myself to score be it a header or on the floor, anything.
"If the lads create the chances, as a striker you thrive off chances and I like to say anything that comes into the box I'd give myself half a chance to score.
"I'm really pleased (with seven goals this season).
"When you're in form with goals you get more chances and at the moment I'm putting them away."