SAM Vokes is pleased to see former club Bournemouth survive for another season in the Premier League - but he'll be showing no mercy on Eddie Howe's men this weekend.

Vokes made his senior breakthrough on the south coast with the Cherries, making his debut for the club as a 17-year-old and going on to score 16 goals in 59 appearances before moving on to Wolves.

Howe was in the team the day Vokes made his professional debut but the Wales striker left the club in the summer of 2008 after their relegation to League Two amid financial difficulty.

It's been a remarkable journey back for Bournemouth since then, under the tutelage of Howe aside from his 21-month spell in charge at Turf Moor, but although they've secured a third straight season in the Premier League, they have been overtaken as the division's success story by the Clarets this year.

Burnley have secured a seventh place finish ahead of the clash at Turf Moor on Sunday, and with it European football next season. Now Vokes is aiming to sign out on a high note.

"It's a big game for us because, with it being at the Turf, we're wanting to end the season on a high," he said.

"It's been a great season so we're determined to end it on a high against Bournemouth at home. That would be great.

"Bournemouth are another team that have done well over the years. It's good to see that they've survived again for another year. It'll will be a nice celebration to end the season on a high by beating them.

"It's over 10 years ago now since I made my debut there. I played alongside Eddie Howe that day on my debut.

"It was a long time ago but it was great to go through a club like that, a local side for myself, and to see them where they are now in the Premier League is great. Eddie has done a fantastic job there, similar to our gaffer, and the club has come on massively.

"It's been a fantastic season and being at home it's a chance end the season on a high and finish with a celebration in front of the home fans.

"It's been a huge season for us and to secure seventh position is amazing for a club like this. Over the years we've had promotions and survivals and we've capped that with seventh place now which is amazing."