Vokes relishing Clarets switch

Welsh striker looks ahead to Birmingham game

Sam Vokes: Burnley striker hopeful of defeating Birmingham City on Tuesday

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Burnley's on-loan striker Sam Vokes is hoping to help out friends and former team-mates Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall during his stay at Turf Moor.

The Wales international made his debut for the Clarets on Saturday as a first-half substitute in their 2-1 defeat to Leeds United in the Championship after joining on a loan deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers till January.

The 22-year-old played alongside the former Bournemouth boss whilst with the Cherries and he told skysports.com that he is keen to repay the faith shown in him.

"Burnley is a very big club and I already knew the staff here having played alongside Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall at Bournemouth, so it was a great move for me personally," said Vokes.

"I've not seen much of them this season, but Saturday's performance was good and we showed a lot of things going forward.

"I didn't work under Eddie as a manager, but he was assistant there when I left, so it is good to be working with him again."

Big game

The struggling Clarets travel to Birmingham City on Tuesday looking for their first win in three games and Vokes is hoping to make a lasting impression.

"It is another big game and I think that they all are now for Burnley because we aren't at the right end of the table at the moment," he explained.

"Birmingham are a good side, but they've played a lot of games this year with their campaign in Europe ongoing, so hopefully we can use that to our advantage and have a good game ourselves."