Clarets striker hopes to have 'wing man' back for Barnsley visit
Sam Vokes is taking the positives into this weekend’s ‘War of the Roses’ at Turf Moor following Burnley’s 0-0 draw against Watford at Turf Moor in midweek.
The Clarets are looking to extend their impressive nine-month unbeaten home league record in the second of two home games in five days against Barnsley on Saturday.
And The Welsh international believes his prolific 25-goal partnership with Danny Ings, who could hopefully return from injury, will give the Clarets the cutting edge.
Vokes said: “I think we’ll look at the positives that we’ve only lost one in 14, and hopefully we can extend it and keep the unbeaten record at home going.
“We have got a lot of confidence within the camp and that’s why we’re at this end of the table.
“I think we were the more dominant side on Tuesday night and to come away without getting on the score sheet, especially personally, was very frustrating.
“But we got ourselves into some great positions out wide. We got the ball in and around the box creating some great play throughout the game.
“We just didn’t have that cutting edge, but we can take the positives from that and into tomorrow’s game.
“Myself and Danny have worked well together so far this season and it will be a good bonus to have him back at the weekend, if he is fit.
The Clarets know that victory over Micky Mellon’s side could carry them back to the Championship summit, after slipping to third in midweek.
And Vokes believes three points could prove the perfect catalyst with a heavy workload to come for Sean Dyche’s small squad over the festive period.
He added: “Barnsley went to Brighton on Tuesday and beat them, but we have to go out as we have been doing and prove we deserve the win.
“Saturday’s game is another important one and it’s going to be a tough game, but if we can stand ourselves in good stead for the festive period it will do us well.
“We want to get a big win before going into some big games in the next couple of weeks, so it’ll be nice to start it at the Turf.”
Story by Alexander Brown