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Vokes: Clarets Feel Like Premier League

Sam Vokes believes Burnley belong in elite

2 June 2017

Sam Vokes believes Burnley ‘feels like a Premier League club’ after securing their top-flight status and moving into their impressive new training base.

Vokes’ 10 Premier League goals played a big part in keeping the Clarets among the elite as Sean Dyche’s side finished the season in 16th place in the Premier League.

And the striker is now looking to progress even further with the help of top-class training facilities Dyche’s squad has been using since the new £10.5m Barnfield Training Centre opened for business a couple of months ago.

“We want to sustain this and build on it,” said Vokes, who finished the season with five goals in his last five games.

“It’s great to enjoy now, staying in the league, but for us, it’s about looking forward.

“We’ve got a great new training ground, great facilities, and with the club in a good place it’s a great chance to move forward.”

The Wales international – currently preparing for his country’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Serbia on 11 June – added: “Everyone enjoys coming in in the morning – not that we ever didn’t!

“But it’s great to come in and have these facilities to work at now.

“It feels like a proper Premier League club now and I’m sure it will help in the future in attracting players and also building on those while they are here.”


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