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Strikers On Target In Dev Squad Victory

27 January 2015

Strikers Lukas Jutkiewicz and Sam Vokes were both on target as a strong Clarets side defeated Bradford 3-0 in a friendly.

The duo were appearing for the Development Squad in a behind-closed doors game at Manchester City’s former Carrington training ground.

And Vokes maintained his goalscoring return to action with the opener after just 11 minutes, with strike partner Jutkiewicz doubling the lead eight minutes before the break.

Former Middlesbrough hitman Jutkiewicz then completed the scoring 20 minutes into the second half to round off a good afternoon’s work.

Matt Gilks started in goal for Burnley, while Luke O'Neill and Danny Lafferty got some valuable game time alongside Michael Duff and central defensive partner Tom Anderson, who recently signed a new two and half-year deal at Turf Moor.

Wingers Ross Wallace and Michael Kightly started either side of Steven Reid and Kiwi Cameron Howieson, who was later replaced by Steven Hewitt in the second half.

And it took the Clarets just 11 minutes to take the lead through Vokes, who fantastically glanced home a dangerous O'Neill delivery at the far post.

Fifteen minutes later Vokes and the Clarets thought they had their second.

Lafferty found space on the wing before producing a low cross that was met by Vokes, but the forward couldn't steer his effort either side of former Blackburn stopper Matt Urwin.

However, shortly after a superb reaction save from Gilks, Burnley doubled their advantage as Jutkiewicz pounced on a poor back pass, rounding Urwin to slot home his first of the day.

Vokes and Jutkiewicz were a real handful all game, and the deadly duo were again in the thick of the action 20 minutes into the second half, when Vokes chested down the ball before striking the post from range, only for Jutkiewicz to gobble up the rebound.

BURNLEY: Gilks; O'Neill, Duff, Anderson, Lafferty; Wallace, Howieson (Hewitt 65), Reid, Kightly; Jutkiewicz, Vokes.

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