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Vokes Finishes With A Flourish

22 May 2017

Sam Vokes confirmed his status as the Clarets' top scorer for the 2016/17 season as he signed off with another goal.

And the in-form striker is sorry the season is ending after hitting the net five  times in his last five games.

Vokes' goal burst saw him finish the campaign with 12 goals - including 10 in the Premier League.

That took him two clear of Andre Gray, who laid on Vokes' first-half finish against West Ham before the Londoners hit back to win 2-1 at Turf Moor on the final day of the season.

"I would like to keep going! With survival as well, it's been a fantastic end to the season," said Vokes, who received the top scorer's prize - sponsored by Burnley FC in the Community - during the Clarets' lap of appreciation on Sunday.

"Dre did fantastic. I went to see him after the goal. It was great work from him and it was nice to finish it like that.

"It's been a fantastic season. We are a bit gutted we didn't get the results over the past couple of games but the overall picture, for us to stay in this league, is massive."

Vokes - who became the second Burnley player to score 10 Premier League goals in a season after former strike partner Danny Ings in 2014/15 - isn't quite done for the season.

The Wales international will be on duty for his country when they play a crucial World Cup qualifier in Serbia against the Group D leaders on 11 June.

Ben Mee receives the Clarets Trust Player of the Year Award from Trust representative Terry Hephrun

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