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Vokes delighted by new deal

In-form striker Sam Vokes believes he has finally found a home at Burnley after signing a new contract at Turf Moor.

Last Updated: 08/01/14 at 14:17 Post Comment

Sam Vokes: Burnley striker impressing alongside Danny Ings

Sam Vokes: Burnley striker impressing alongside Danny Ings

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The Wales international, with 11 goals this season already to his credit, this week extended his stay with the Clarets until 2017 after being given an extended run in the team under boss Sean Dyche.

Former Bournemouth and Wolves forward Vokes has been something of a journeyman already at 24, having had loan spells with six different clubs, but is looking forward to the future with Burnley, where he has formed an impressive partnership with 20-goal forward Danny Ings.

"It's good to secure myself here for the next three years and I look forward to it," he said in quotes published on the Sky Bet Championship club's official website.

"It was an easy decision to make. It's been a good season so far, so it's good to settle down here."

"Earlier in my career I had a few loan moves which took me all around the country, but it's good to sign here for another few years.

"It's been fantastic for me to settle down and I think this year we've proved the potential we've had over the last few years and we're pushing on at the top end of the table."

The Clarets, for much of the season the Championship's pace-setters, remain in the division's top two thanks largely to the goals of Ings and Vokes.

And the latter sees no reason why Dyche's men cannot be this year's surprise package and achieve promotion.

Vokes added: "We've got a great team at the moment and great players who produce those chances for you, so it's great for me because we know we are going to create opportunities and score goals.

"In my first year I struggled for a regular spot because we had strikers at the time, like Charlie (Austin), who were doing the job, but I think this year has been my chance and hopefully I've taken it.

"I haven't had that much regular football in the past five or six years, but I have been given a chance and the goals have come with it.

"Improving on every part of my game is going to come with the more games I play and I think the way this squad is going, hopefully we can push on because we've got ourselves in a great position."

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