SAM Vokes believes Burnley gave another demonstration of their resolve on the road this season in coming back to earn a point against Newcastle.

The Clarets were below-par at St James' Park but Vokes rose from the bench to play a crucial role in the equaliser five minutes time.

The Wales international's header hit the bar and rebounded into the net off goalkeeper Karl Darlow, although Vokes is happy to claim it as his fourth of the season.

But he stressed the point was the most important return and it took Burnley to 18 for the season away from home.

“It was a tough place to come tonight, especially going 1-0 behind,” said Vokes.

“But the character of the boys was brilliant. We knew at times we probably weren’t at it on the night, but we found a way to get a result.

“That says a lot for our away performances this year. We’ve done it a lot of times away from home, especially at these big places.

“Popey made a great save from the penalty in the first half, which gave us a lift, and even when we went behind it didn’t feel like the game had gone away from us.

“We thought we were still in it. It made a difference when we brought the wide boys on and they got at the defenders and caused a bit of disruption at the back.

“We created a few chances and it was great getting the goal in the end.”

Of the equaliser Vokes added: “I’m sure he (Darlow) doesn’t want the goal and I’ll take it,

“It was nice to get the final touch and hopefully they haven’t given it to the goalkeeper.

“When you are on the bench you’re looking at the game and seeing how you can affect things and when you come on and get a chance it’s all about taking it and it was nice to get on the end of that and get the point for the boys.

“For us it was a huge point. It would be nice to get the goal but more important tonight was the point away from home. It’s another one on the journey we’ve got this year.”