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Vokes Sets Sights On Top Two

26 January 2016

Sam Vokes has his sights set on the automatic promotion places following last night’s 4-1 win over Derby County.
Vokes scored the Clarets’ third goal on the night, coolly slotting a penalty past Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson after Jason Shackell had handled in the box.

It capped a fine week for the Welsh international, who recently signed a new three-and-a-half year contract at Turf Moor.
He said: “It was great to sign that in the week. It’s a place I obviously love playing my football at the minute and it shows tonight our intent.

“We’ve beaten another big side in the league and we look to push on to those top two spaces.
“We knew coming into it, that if we got three points, it’d be a big statement to the league. We’ve done that and shown some good qualities tonight.”
It came just three minutes after Andre Gray registered from the spot himself and Vokes revealed that alternating takers is something they had spoken about beforehand.
The 26-year-old added: “It’s a little thing we’ve got, alternate takers. Andre won the first one so he took that and then I got the second one so it worked out well and we both got our goals.
“I like taking penalties and it’s obviously great for strikers to get their goals. Hopefully there’s more to come.”
Next up for Burnley is a trip Arsenal in the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup and with the Clarets in fine form, Vokes sees no reason why they can’t pick up another result against Premier League opposition.
“That’s what we’ll be going down there to do (pick up a result). We’re full of confidence from the last result so we’ll look to go down there and do the same.
“It’s obviously a place we’ve been last year but it’s a fantastic place to play football and I think the lads are looking forward to it.”

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