Sam Vokes scores in comeback game for Development Squad

Burnley's Sam Vokes (left) holds off Doncaster Rovers Richard Wellens during the Sky Bet Championship match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 25, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Burnley. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
Burnley's Sam Vokes (left) holds off Doncaster Rovers Richard Wellens during the Sky Bet Championship match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 25, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Burnley. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Striker Sam Vokes scored for Burnley’s U21 Development Squad as he stepped up his comeback from injury.

The 25-year-old, who scored 22 goals in all competitions last term, netted alongside Marvin Sordell as the Welsh international completed 45 minutes of the fixture against Carlisle United at Gawthorpe.

Vokes has been sidelined since the end of March after rupturing his anterior cruciate knee ligament in the Championship clash against Leicester City at Turf Moor.

Speaking to Burnley Football Club’s official website, manager Sean Dyche said: “It’s his first real step on the way back and he’s been training with us and growing in confidence as well as feeling good.

“The next stage of that was obviously playing in a reserve game and he’s done that today and got 45 minutes under his belt.

“It’s another positive step for him but we won’t rush him back as we want him to come back fit once – fully ready.”

The Clarets starting XI in the 2-0 triumph over the Cumbrians was: Gilks; Reid, Long, Mee, Lafferty; Hewitt, Chalobah, Howieson, Wallace; Sordell, Vokes.