Vokes relishing Clarets switch
Sam Vokes is hoping to help out friends and former team-mates Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall during his stay at Burnley.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 22/11/11 5:19pm
Burnley's on-loan striker Sam Vokes is hoping to help out friends and former team-mates Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall during his stay at Turf Moor.
The Wales international made his debut for the Clarets on Saturday as a first-half substitute in their 2-1 defeat to Leeds United in the Championship after joining on a loan deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers till January.
The 22-year-old played alongside the former Bournemouth boss whilst with the Cherries and he told skysports.com that he is keen to repay the faith shown in him.
"Burnley is a very big club and I already knew the staff here having played alongside Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall at Bournemouth, so it was a great move for me personally," said Vokes.
"I've not seen much of them this season, but Saturday's performance was good and we showed a lot of things going forward.
"I didn't work under Eddie as a manager, but he was assistant there when I left, so it is good to be working with him again."
The struggling Clarets travel to Birmingham City on Tuesday looking for their first win in three games and Vokes is hoping to make a lasting impression.
"It is another big game and I think that they all are now for Burnley because we aren't at the right end of the table at the moment," he explained.
"Birmingham are a good side, but they've played a lot of games this year with their campaign in Europe ongoing, so hopefully we can use that to our advantage and have a good game ourselves."