Striker looks forward to Boro after two-goal blast
Sam Vokes hopes to have his injury fears allayed after a two-goal performance at Stoke City showed the striker is raring to go.
Vokes netted both goals as the Clarets beat a strong Stoke side 2-1 in a behind-closed-doors game at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday.
The Wales international then picked up a foot injury which forced him off with half an hour to go.
He was due to be assessed by the Clarets’ medical staff on Wednesday after allowing the injury to settle down overnight but hopes he gets the all-clear to keep challenging for first-team duty.
“I just took a bang there but fingers crossed. I will be in the morning and we’ll see what it is,” said Vokes.
“It was good to get a game under our belts for a lot of the lads who haven’t been involved and to come here against a strong Premier League side almost and to come away with a win was good.
“It was good to get the goals early doors. It gave us a foothold in the game and personally it was nice to get on the scoresheet again.
“The big objective was to get some minutes under my belt and it was good to pop up with the two goals. You have to keep asking the question.”
Vokes has lost his starting spot to the fit-again Charlie Austin for the Clarets’ last two games.
But the 23-year-old - who also netted for Wales in their friendly win over Austria a week ago - remains an important part of the manager Sean Dyche’s attacking plans.
And Vokes, who may benefit from an extra couple of days’ recovery time after Saturday’s scheduled visit of Huddersfield was postponed, is looking forward to helping Burnley look to get their play-off push back on track against top-six rivals Middlesbrough at Turf Moor next Tuesday night.
“It’s a good chance to get out in front of our own fans and prove that we still deserve to be up there,” he added.
“We had a good run a couple of games ago and we have come off it a little bit, we all know that. But Tuesday is a good chance to get back on it.”
The Clarets are running a special ticket offer for all season-ticket holders for the game against Middlesbrough at Turf Moor on Tuesday, 19 February (kick-off 7.45pm).
All current 2012/13 season ticket holders will have the chance to bring a friend or loved one for a SPECIAL PRICE.
For this game, ALL extra adult tickets bought by season ticket holders will be available for £10.
And all extra U16 tickets will be available for just £1!
Tickets are now on sale for this fixture, and seat changes will be available if you wish so you can sit with your ‘new recruits’.
Simply ask at the Turf Moor Ticket Office and they will endeavour to accommodate you.
Tickets are available from the Turf Moor Ticket Office, Clarets Store Charter Walk, over the phone on 0871 221 1914
Terms & Conditions.
Specially priced tickets must be purchased by current 2012/13 season ticket holder.
Specially priced tickets are available in all areas of the ground
Maximum of 1 specially priced ticket per season ticket book
All tickets must be purchased with name, mobile number and full address of those ‘recruits’.