As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Stoke City striker Vokes thanks Dyche

Stoke City striker Sam Vokes is full of praise for Sean Dyche and how he impacted the striker's career.

The Welsh international arrived at Stoke from Burnley after seven years at the Premier League club.

But he has no bitterness towards Dyche, even though he was out of the team by the end of that spell.

"The impact he has had on me has been huge," Vokes told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"Before he came in at Burnley I was in and out of the team and before that at Wolves I had been out on loan a few times.

"Even at the start at Burnley I was behind Charlie Austin and Jay Rodriguez but the first full season he believed in me and Danny Ings.

"I think we were the only two strikers at the club, but he gave us the confidence to go and play in a 4-4-2 and develop a partnership and it paid off."

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free