Clarets striker extends Turf Moor contract for two more years
BURNLEY striker Sam Vokes has today committed his future to the club after signing a two-year contract extension until the summer of 2017.
The Welsh international, whose original three-year deal was due to expire in 2015, has struck up a prolific partnership with Danny Ings at Turf Moor.
The former Bournemouth strikers have combined to score an impressive 31 goals this season in the Clarets’ Championship campaign.
Vokes, 24, needs just one more goal to match his career best of 12 in a season; a feat he last managed in the 2007/08 season with the Cherries.
And his fine form has been rewarded by manager Sean Dyche, who has expressed his delight at Vokes agreeing new terms.
Dyche said: “Sam is enjoying his football and developing as a player.
“We have all seen, so far, great signs of how his all-round game is improving and we are delighted he has decided to stay with us.
“I spoke to Sam in the summer and told him we wanted him to be part of what we are looking to do here at Burnley and he has responded to that challenge.
“He is putting in consistent performances and scoring goals and becoming the player we think he can be, so we are delighted that he is going to continue that process with us as we move the club forward.”
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Story by Daniel Meeks