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Play It Again Sam!

12 August 2013

Clarets’ striker Sam Vokes says there is more to come after his first-half header helped Burnley secure all three points against Sheffield Wednesday.

The goal was the striker’s first of the season and extended Burnley’s unbeaten start to the 2013/14 campaign following an opening day draw with Bolton and a victory away at York City in the Capital One Cup.

And Vokes believes his partnership with the in-form Danny Ings may provide the answer to filling the void left by Charlie Austin’s departure to QPR.

He said: “Hopefully we can step up to the plate in that respect.

“It is great to play alongside someone like Danny, he’s got great feet and hopefully the run of goals can continue for him.

“Personally, it is great to get off the mark that is what you want to do at the start of the season as a striker and hopefully there are lots more to come.

“There is a chance for more game time and I’m starting to develop a great partnership with Danny so I’ve just got to keep working hard.”

Danny Ings opened the scoring at Hillsborough, before Vokes header put the Clarets’ 2-0 up before the break.

But when David Prutton pulled one back for the hosts, Burnley were under pressure and Vokes was quick to praise the defensive rearguard for protecting all three points.

“It was a great away performance today from the lads and we had to dig in but we got the result in the end.

“We played some good football in the first half and in the second half after their goal we had to defend a lot more.

“They have got some big lads but the defending was fantastic in helping to secure the three points.”

Burnley face another test this weekend when they meet newly-promoted Yeovil Town at Turf Moor. And the Welsh international says they shall be taking nothing for granted.

“It’s been a great start to the season. We’ve had some tough games already.

“Yeovil will be looking to build on a good away win at Millwall on the opening day so it’s another test for us.”

 Story by David Hynds


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