Strike pair pass another goal landmark

Strike pair Danny Ings and Sam Vokes have created another slice of Clarets history.

Thursday, 27th March 2014, 4:00 pm
In form: Striker Sam Vokes claimed his 21st goal of the season against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night

When Vokes scored against Doncaster on Tuesday night from the spot, he joined Ings on 20 league goals - the first time two Burnley players have achieved that feat in almost 50 years!

You have to go back to 1964/65 when Willie Irvine (22) and Andy Lochhead (21) reached the magical milestone, and Vokes and Ings are only the fifth duo in the club’s history to do so.

They have also hit that figure earlier in the campaign than any of the previous four pairings.

Vokes, with 21 goals in all competitions, and Ings, with 25, are now only 14 behind Irvine and Lochhead, who netted 60 between them in 1965/66.

Ings is currently out with a sprained ankle, but Vokes has 11 goals in his last 15 outings, and boss Sean Dyche is delighted with his form: “It was a very good finish (against Doncaster) and Vokesy was again in fine form. He looks alive with his play. He’s a handful and it admire the player he’s grown into.”

Dyche was also pleased with goalscorer Junior Stanislas, and Chris Baird, who made his home debut against Doncaster: “Ross (Wallace) had come in for a couple of games after a long-term injury and he showed pockets of what he can do. We’re really happy with that, but he’s still finding his way.

“Kights (Michael Kightly) has done terrific for us and there’s a chance that he’ll come back in again because of the nature of our squad, and Junior I just felt was appropriate. He set one up on Saturday and nicked one on Tuesday and delivered a good performance.

“It’s the team mentality once again, I’ve been really pleased with that.

“Bairdy’s slotted in nicely with our group and used his experience well.”