Vokes relishing Whites chance
Leeds striker Sam Vokes is looking to play as much as possible after joining on loan until the New Year.
Last Updated: 21/10/09 4:06pm
Leeds United's on-loan striker Sam Vokes is looking to play as much as possible after joining the League One leaders until the New Year.
The Wolves striker, 19, made his debut in Monday's dramatic league victory over Norwich and is focused on doing his bit for the Whites' promotion charge.
Vokes opted to link-up with Simon Grayson's side ahead of rival interest from the Championship and he will now remain at Elland Road until January 1, during which time he is keen to get as many games as possible under his belt.
"I think this place speaks for itself," he told the club's official website. "It's a massive ground, a great set-up and the club is pushing at the top of the league which is where you want to be.
"There's a great history behind the club as well. I'm hoping to play games and this is a great place to do it. I played here a couple of years ago with Bournemouth and Monday night reminded me of what a great club this is."
He continued: "They are a good bunch of lads here - they don't give in, they carry on to the end, and that's good.
"It's games like Monday that help you win promotions, when you play against the bigger boys and you keep going to the end and get the win."
Vokes was not the only debutant for Leeds on Monday with Max Gradel, who joined on a month's loan from Leicester, also making his bow.
The pacey Ivory Coast winger made an instant impression on Leeds' faithful after coming off the bench and has already revealed he would love to stay at Elland Road.
"It's a massive club and I love the challenge," explained Gradel. "There is good motivation here because I want to help the club get promoted.
"Hopefully I can stay here because any player just wants to play so I would love that chance.
"The club is fantastic, it has good supporters, and a good manager and staff. Everyone is very good and all together and it's the type of team you love to play for."