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Sam Vokes has committed to Burnley and signed a new deal with the Clarets that will keep him at Turf Moor until the end of the 2020/21 season.

1819 burnley sam vokes 00 500x500Having joined us permanently in the summer of 2012, it will take his time at Burnley to nine years to add to the short loan he’d had in the previous 2011/12 season.

He made his Burnley debut in a home defeat against Leeds in November 2011, coming on as a substitute for the injured Charlie Austin. Having started his career with Bournemouth, he’d been sold to Wolves and had then gone out on loan to Leeds, Bristol City, Sheffield United and Norwich with Burnley being the fifth. There was one more to come; he spent the second half of the 2011/12 season at Brighton.

But that summer he made the move to us a permanent one and finally found a new home with us. He’d played nine times for us while on loan but has added a further 243 appearances and, in total, he’s now scored a total of 63 Burnley goals, 57 of those in the Championship and Premier League.

During his time at Burnley he’s also established himself with Wales and has now played 63 times for them and scored 11 goals.

He’s certainly in the goals just now. He scored the winner at Cardiff and a week later got the goal in our 1-1 home draw against Huddersfield, incredibly his first goal at home since the end of the 2016/17 season.

Sam celebrated his 29th birthday last Sunday and he’s now signed this deal. And that’s more good news for all of us with an interest in our club to follow on  from the deals signed by Kevin Long and Ben Mee, the only two players who have been with us longer than Sam.

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