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Dyche Delight As Vokes Signs New Deal

21 January 2016

Sean Dyche insisted that Sam Vokes has earned his new deal after becoming one of the “main men” at Burnley.

The Welsh striker has extended his stay at Turf Moor by penning a new three-and-a-half year deal.

And boss Dyche was delighted to tie the 26-year-old down until the summer of 2019.

He said: “It’s another show of intent from the club and Sam has made himself a popular figure here for all the right reasons.

“He’s had a tough injury and come through that and we felt this was an appropriate time to look after him with a new contract.

“Sam though it was a good time too, which is a great thing.

“He has been on this journey with us in the past few years and enjoyed it, and wants to be a part of the future.”

Vokes is fast closing in on 150 appearances for the Clarets since joining in a permanent deal in the summer of 2012, following an earlier loan spell.

And Dyche believes the Welsh international who has hopes of playing for his country at next summer’s European Championships in France, has become a big asset to the club in the past three years.

He said: “Sam has improved in loads of different ways and the biggest one is that he has grabbed his chance to be one of the main men here.

“When I came here I laid down the challenge - while Charlie Austin and Danny Ings were here – by saying that to change his future he had to change his thinking and challenge those two to earn the shirt.

“Once you earn it, then you have to play to keep it and he has done fantastically well.

“His whole game has improved though and we are really happy to have him for a longer period.”

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