Burnley will continue fighting says Vokes

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Sean Dyche’s side defied the odds to take a point off league leaders Chelsea at the weekend, but the Welshman is aware that the result is only a stepping stone in the club’s survival scrap.

Now the 25-year-old is urging his team-mates to back it up against Swansea City at Turf Moor. “It’s a massive point at a place like that but we’ll look to follow it up with a result at the weekend.

“These performances are massive for us but we know it’s only a stepping stone.

“They are tough games ahead when you look at them on paper but we came here with no fear and we’ve shown what we’re all about to the rest of the league.

“We’ve gone to the top two and taken points off them at their place so we’ll be going in to the game full of confidence.

“It’s massive for us, massive for the club and everybody else involved. We’ll be fighting all the way until the end of the season to make sure we stay in it.”

Vokes has made just one start this term after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury 11 months ago; partnering Marvin Sordell up front as the Clarets crashed out of the Capital One Cup against Spurs at White Hart Lane. And he admits that the competition for places has been beneficial for the club.

“It is hard because the two up front have been performing very well,” he said. “There’s great competition. The big thing for me was getting fit and getting involved in that competition and

“it’s something I’m working on to get back in the team. I’ll look to take my chance when it comes.

“Competition is massive in any position. If you have players fighting for positions then it can only be good for the team.”

Should the striker play any part in tomorrow’s fixture he’ll more than likely be involved in a tussle with Wales and Swans skipper Ashley Williams.

“I have played against Ashley a few times and with him a load of times,” Vokes said.

“He is a great player and he’s shown with Swansea over the years he is a top Premier League player. It is going to be another battle and hopefully I will get my chance against him on Saturday.

“He is a great example of what Swansea City have done as a club, strived to be that strong Premier League outfit that they are - and he is a model for that club.”