Howe hoping to keep Vokes
Burnley boss praises striker but McCarthy considering recall
Last Updated: December 20, 2011 3:13pm
Sam Vokes: Has impressed at Burnley and Eddie Howe would love him to stay
Eddie Howe has revealed he would like Sam Vokes to stay at Burnley beyond January but has yet to talk to Wolves manager Mick McCarthy.
The striker linked up with the Clarets in November on a short-term deal that is set to run until the New Year, and he has made an instant impact at Turf Moor.
Vokes' performances for Burnley have not gone unnoticed back at his parent club and McCarthy has admitted he is considering a recall.
"My own personal jury is out on that one a little bit," said McCarthy.
"I think he was flying here just before he left to go to Burnley.
"He was doing really well and when he played at Chelsea in the reserves - everyone said how well he played, and in training, it was the best I'd seen him.
"Now of course he's gone to Burnley and scored, so I'd be more inclined to have him back and take a look at him, unless someone knocked me out with an offer that I thought was too good to be true.
"If he gets the games and plays every week, people will see the best of him. So let's wait and see on that."
Howe feels that Vokes has brought an extra dimension to Burnley's attacking play and hopes to strike a deal to keep him for longer.
"Sam has done very well for us but it's very much in Wolves' hands and we respect that," Howe told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"We would like to keep him but I haven't spoken to Wolves yet, we will sit down with them and discuss it as and when the time is right.
"We are thankful to them for allowing us to have him. He's given us a real physical presence."