BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche has praised the attitude of striker Sam Vokes.

The Wales international was dropped to the bench for Saturday’s game at Crystal Palace, despite his expert header in the 2-1 loss to Newcastle United the previous Monday at Turf Moor, which at the time gave the Clarets a lifeline after conceding two early goals.

Burnley slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Selhurst Park, a result which saw Palace leapfrog them in the Premier League table and put them in the bottom three.

But despite the Clarets’ struggles this season, Dyche said Vokes was setting good examples with his work ethic.

“He’s still working at his game and it’s good to see,” said the Burnley boss.

“As you get older and wiser in football there’s your attention to detail and what you need to do, how the game operates, and I think he’s still working to improve.

“And I think he’s got a very balanced view. If he’s in the team or out of the team he stays really solid about what he can achieve coming off the bench and what he can achieve by starting.

“I think he’s matured no end with that side of things.

“He’s going about his business well.”