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Vokes Delight At Forest Strike

24 February 2016

Sam Vokes was delighted after his solitary strike secured all three points against Nottingham Forest.

The Wales international struck his sixth goal in nine games in the second-half, converting Stephen Ward’s low cut-back after a superb team move.

And Vokes felt that the Clarets had made another statement in the promotion race, despite a frustrating first-half.

He said: “We knew it was going to be a tough game as they’ve been on a good run themselves as well. I think for us to get another big three points at home is another statement.

“It was frustrating at points as I feel we were that dominant we were kind of overplaying a bit in the first-half.

“To our own detriment we were giving the ball away sloppily and we spoke about that at half-time.

“In the second-half we had similar sort of possession but made it count a little bit more as you saw with the goal.”

That goal extended the Clarets unbeaten run to ten in the league and Vokes, who notched an eighth career goal against Forest, was full of praise for his teammates in creating his match winner.

He added: “I think it’s a few goals in the last few games against Forest for me so it’s nice to get another one and for it to be the winner is even nicer.

“It was a fantastic team move. It was some good play in midfield and Andre has made a great run out wide. Wardy has showed great pace to keep it in and Boydy has run over it to create the chance.”

Attentions now turn to a local derby against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday as Burnley bid to remain in the top two, before the East Lancashire derby at Turf Moor.

And despite Wanderers battling for survival in the Sky Bet Championship, the in-form striker is expecting a tough test at the Macron Stadium.

“We know what it’s like going to Bolton and it’ll be another tough game, but one we look forward to after two big wins.

“As we get towards the end of the season they’ll be games where people are fighting for different things and it won’t be easy.

“Our run feels good. It feels like a good run and getting a goal today was a big thing for me and there is no better place than two derbies to keep that going.”

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