HARTLEPOOL United top scorer Tyler Burey says being used as a central striker is a learning curve after impressing in the role recently. 

Burey scored a brilliant solo goal in Saturday's win over 2-0 Walsall as he netted in back to back games for Pools. 

The 20-year-old signed on loan from Millwall in the summer and has been thrown straight in by manager Dave Challinor. However, the winger has been used out of position by the Pools boss which is something he admits is adding to his game. 

"It's me adjusting as a player and just learning because I'm still young so I've got to be able to adjust. You can't just play one position all the time.

"You have to adjust and play elsewhere. For me it's a good learning curve and I'm also providing an assist or scoring goals so it's just going very well.

"I am an out and out winger so I've been a winger from when I started playing football. I am more of a winger.

"However, I'm doing well playing as a striker so I don't really mind. I just wanted to do what I can for the team. It's just more of a learning curve playing as a striker but I don't mind because I'm doing well."

Burey came in for criticism from the Pools boss after their defeat to Barrow for his work rate. He says he's learning his lessons from the loss at Holker Street. 

The forward added: "He's very good but he's got high standards for me so if I'm doing anything wrong, he's going to be critical of me. 

"If I'm able to do something amazing when I get the ball, I need to make sure I can do it when I'm off the ball because if I can just do it on the ball, it's not as just not doing it off the ball."