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Vokes: "There's Goals To Come From The Frontmen"

11 September 2015

Sam Vokes is relishing a return to domestic action this weekend after a positive experience with Wales during the international break.

Vokes featured in both of Wales’ UEFA European Championship Qualifiers against Cyprus and Israel as they put themselves on the brink of qualification for next year's finals in France.

And with attentions now turning to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, he believes the Clarets can take confidence from their victories prior to the break.

Vokes said: “I think we know there is more to come from us. It’s not that we had a slow start but we probably didn’t show as much as we can do.

“It’s tough coming down because there is a lot of expectation on us but I think the last two wins showed we were getting back to it.

“I think team spirit is massive thing for us here. We’re a great group of lads that work hard for each other.

“We’ve shown what we’re about so far and if we can take some confidence from the last two wins then we can definitely build on that.

“It was a good trip actually with Wales getting four points out of two tough fixtures but we’re nearly there – not quite.

“We’ll take the next two games as they come but Sunday was a difficult one because Israel came and parked the bus and it was difficult to break that down.

“I was back in Tuesday and today training so it was good to be among the lads and they’ve had a good couple of weeks training for Sheffield Wednesday.”

The 25-year-old is currently the only forward to have found the net this season after netting the equaliser on the opening day at Elland Road.

Goals have come from set-pieces through Michael Keane and Ben Mee and Vokes insists that while goals from the frontmen will come, it is a positive that they are arriving from all areas.

“There’s goals in the frontmen – we know that. It shows the strength we’ve got that if we’re not at the top of our performance levels then we can score from set pieces.

“Competition is great for the squad. We’ve got four strikers that are all different now. It was sad to lose Juke and I’d like to pass my wishes on to him, I’ve spoken to him and I’m sure he’ll come back stronger.

“Andre has come in and is the kind of player that plays off the shoulder and looks to get in behind. We know from his goals at Brentford that he’s got those in him.

“It’ll be good to form a relationship with him and start scoring goals. It comes from spending hours on the training field and we do a lot of close work together in finishing so it’s good to be around the lads.”

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