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Vokes: Wales Euro Call-Up Tops Off A Great Season

31 May 2016

Sam Vokes admits his inclusion in Wales' 23-man European Championship squad tops off a memorable season.

The Clarets striker is still on cloud nine after scoring the goal against QPR to ensure a top flight return for Sean Dyche’s side.

And Vokes is now looking forward to hopefully playing another starring role as Wales take centre stage at a major tournament for the first time since 1958.

He told “It’s obviously a privilege to be named in any Welsh squad but particularly one going into a major tournament.

“I’ve enjoyed a great season with Burnley, and this tops everything off.

“It’s the first time the country has been at the Euros and we’ve been training hard for two weeks in preparation.

“The build-up has been intense and you do get the feeling that it’s a real occasion for Wales to be involved.

“Now the 23 names have been announced it feels that little bit closer and I just can’t wait to kick on.

“We’ve a friendly against Sweden next week and then straight on to France.”

The 26-year-old could now have the honour of becoming the first Burnley player to appear in the European Championships when Wales kick off their Group B campaign against Slovakia on Saturday, June 11.

Wales’ group games also pit them against England, who could have Tom Heaton in their squad, on Thursday, June 16 and Russia on Monday, June 20.

“They will all be massive occasions and I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere at the games,” added Vokes.

“Everyone will look to the England game, but there are two other massive games in the group and first and foremost the job is to do well in the group.”

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