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Vokes Eyes North End Return

3 December 2015

Sam Vokes is on track to come back into contention for Saturday’s Lancashire derby with Preston North End at Turf Moor.

The Welsh striker has missed the last two draws at home to Brighton and Hove Albion and at Cardiff City after suffering a groin injury ahead of the last international break, at Wolves.

That also ruled Vokes out of contention for Wales’ prestigious international friendly against Holland.

But the three-goal hitman has trained this week and manager Sean Dyche is hopeful of adding him to the squad to face North End.

He said: “Sam has had a good week. He trained on Thursday and looked well.

“Obviously there’s a few days to go yet and we’ll see how he reacts. Hopefully there won’t be any, so he’ll come back into the thinking.”



Dean Marney, who made his long-awaited return to first team action at The Cardiff City Stadium, is also available, with Dyche admitting the midfielder is now back in full contention.

The Clarets boss added: “Dean played again in midweek and you simply can’t get enough games and I must say, I think he is sharp now.

“Generally Dean is very fit, but it’s that final bit that is really important and that can only come from a lot of football.

“You can’t really cheat the system. You have to be out there playing and he has done that and he’s more or less back into full contention now.”

If you can’t make it to Turf Moor this weekend, Clarets Player HD has full commentary of the big derby from 2.45pm. CLICK HERE for details.


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