Burn has seen Duffy find the net from set pieces three times during pre-season, and highlighted the importance of making those situations count going forward in this campaign.
He said, “I’m getting on the end of quite a few things, but I’ve always said I don’t score enough goals. When players get one, they feel like they’re going to get another.
“The longer you go without a goal, the more you get disheartened. When you see me, Duffer [Shane Duffy], Dunky [Lewis Dunk] and Muzza [Glenn Murray], we should all be a threat from set-pieces and get goals from them.
“We’ve worked a lot on set-pieces and do at least one session a week working on them. It’s just a matter of time before we start scoring goals.
“If you look at Duffer, he could get us six or seven goals a season, so if he can keep doing that and me and Dunky join in, then it will be a massive help to the squad.”
The centre-back is also enjoying playing on the overlap down the left-hand side, and spoke of the importance of the right and left-wing backs getting forward and joining in with the attacks.
“The gaffer mentioned that there may be spaces for us to go on the overlap. I felt that it was working against West Ham as [Robert] Snodgrass wasn’t happy with me going that way all the time.
“Shane will also play a few balls down the line on his side, and then he’ll run inside and try to play one into the box.
“You’ve got to take advantage of those two-on-one situations where you can really hurt them. That’s worked recently because we’ve played against two back fours, but we played against a back three at Birmingham and did it quite well there too.
“Hopefully we can keep it going.”