Burnley's Sam Vokes
Burnley have made a solid enough start to their Premier League campaign but despite being in 14th, they do still lie just one point above the relegation zone after eight games. Alot of that is down to their from away from home having lost all three of their league games that were not at Turf Moor, and they have also experienced defeat in the EFL Cup at the hands of Accrington Stanley. As reported by Lancashire Telegraph, forward Sam Vokes has spoken about what he believes the club need to do in order to start picking up points in away games.
Vokes is Burnley's top goalscorer so far this season which includes scoring their consolation goal against Southampton, however that is not saying much at this point considering they have hit the back of the net just six times so far in the Premier League.
“It’s something that we need to work on,” said Vokes when speaking to Lancashire Telegraph.
Burnley's Sam Vokes in action with Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi
“We can’t go through the season doing that. Obviously we’ve been to some tough places but that is what the Premier League is about. You get punished if you’re not ready so we need to look at that and work on it.
“We need to manage games and stay in them for longer. If you can nick one it’s all well and good but you’ve just got to stay in games for as long as possible.”
General view before the match
Vokes has been somewhat of an underrated striker throughout his career, with the 26-year-old getting the job done wherever he has played, including during international duty with Wales.
As the task to survive in the top flight continues, Burnley will now be preparing for a tough clash at Turf Moor against Ronald Koeman's strong Everton side, and they would very much benefit from Vokes being on form if they are to get a result against the Toffees.
Burnley's Sam Vokes celebrates with the trophy after winning the Sky Bet Football League