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Vokes Delight After Millers Winner

3 October 2015

Sam Vokes was delighted to give the Clarets victory against Rotherham United with a poacher’s strike late on.

The Wales international pounced in the box on 81 minutes after Lee Camp had done well to stop an initial shot from Scott Arfield.

And the goal was particularly sweet for Vokes, after he had seen a more audacious earlier effort cannon off the Rotherham crossbar.

“It was lovely to get the winner. It was good work from Scotty down the right to get a shot off and Camp makes a good save so it was just a case of reacting to that really and I managed to tuck it away.

“In the first-half, I had picked the ball up and swung my left foot for once and it ricocheted back off the bar but it was nice to get the shot off.

“I think we were strong in the first-half but we became a bit sloppy in the phase of the game where we conceded.

“But as soon as we did concede we managed to bounce back as we do and got the all-important three points.”

Vokes, who was named man of the match by Sky Sports, partnered the returning Andre Gray in attack for the majority of the game and the fledgling partnership showed further signs of progression as both registered at the New York Stadium.

The travelling Clarets contingent paid tribute to the pair as they left the field and Vokes feels it is starting to come together after hard work on the training field.

He said: “Andre obviously missed the last game and managed to get nearly 90 minutes in and we can get away for two weeks and prepare for the next one.

“I feel like we’re really gelling now and it’s important we work hard together and it pays off in games.

“Scoring goals obviously helps that confidence to grow and we’ve got one each tonight.”

The 25-year-old, who now heads off on international duty with Wales as they look to seal qualification, added:  “It’s exciting times being involved with Wales at the minute and it’s a camp I’m really looking forward to.

“It’ll be nice to wrap up qualification in the next two weeks. It’s almost been a thing like the last time we got promoted that we don’t mention it.

“We’re close though now and they are two tough games against Bosnia and Andorra but ones we’re confident going into.”

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